October 19, 2017

Sloatsburg Elementary School Fifth-Graders Graduate From D.A.R.E. Program

Posted on January 1, 2017 by in Hometown, New York, News

Twenty-five fifth-grade Sloatsburg Elementary School students recently graduated from the Ramapo Police Department's DARE program.

RAMAPO, N.Y. — With smiles on their faces 25 fifth-grade students at Sloatsburg Elementary School showed off their certificates after graduating recently from the Town of Ramapo Police DARE Program.

Ramapo police Officer Danny Lynch, who is in charge of the program, said he was impressed with the students and their outstanding participation in the program.

The program works to provide children with the life skills to recognize and resist social pressures to experiment with drugs and alcohol and how to avoid other behaviors, such as joining gangs or taking part in violence.

It also helps kids build self-esteem and communication skills.

This article by Kathy Reakes and Joe Lombardi was originally published on Ramapo Daily Voice.