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D.A.R.E. TO RESIST DRUGS & VIOLENCE. Facts about D.A.R.E. D.A.R.E. was established in 1983 D.A.R.E. is taught by specially trained police officers D.A.R.E. is taught in over 40 countries The D.A.R.E. Programs include Elementary school, Middle school, High school, DARE Plus and Parent Program

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To resist drugs violence

D.A.R.E.

TO RESIST DRUGS & VIOLENCE


Facts about d a r e
Facts about D.A.R.E.

  • D.A.R.E. was established in 1983

  • D.A.R.E. is taught by specially trained police officers

  • D.A.R.E. is taught in over 40 countries

  • The D.A.R.E. Programs include Elementary school, Middle school, High school, DARE Plus and Parent Program

  • D.A.R.E. is a partnership between schools, police and parents


The officers in d a r e receive special training
The officers in D.A.R.E. receive special training

  • Each officer must attend and graduate from a two week training program prior to teaching

  • The officer attends yearly state and National Training Seminars

  • The training includes updates on drugs, gangs, Internet safety, S.R.O., teaching techniques and a variety of other topics


Local d a r e programs
Local D.A.R.E. programs

  • Specially trained retired/ active police officers or deputies teach the program

  • A joint cooperation between the locals and the police/sheriff’s office.

  • Taught in schools that request the program

  • Over 26 million students taught yearly throughout the country


D a r e is funded through
D.A.R.E. is funded through:

  • City budgets

  • School budgets

  • Service groups

  • Fundraising events

  • Private donations


The students in d a r e learn
The students in D.A.R.E. learn:

  • Decision making skills

  • Facts about drugs

  • The influence of the media

  • How to resist peer pressure

  • Ways to stay in charge of their lives

  • How to be good citizens in their communities


Supplemental lessons are available
Supplemental lessons are available

  • Bullying

  • Role models

  • Gangs

  • Prescription drugs

  • Internet safety


In order to graduate from d a r e the students must
In order to graduate from D.A.R.E. the students must:

  • Complete a student workbook

  • Have good attendance

  • Follow the D.A.R.E. and school rules

  • Be good role models

  • Be a good citizens (no bullying allowed)

  • Write a D.A.R.E. essay


D a r e culminations include
D.A.R.E. Culminations include:

  • Awards for the students

  • Songs and/or skits by the students

  • A drug-free pledge

  • Student(s) reading their D.A.R.E. essay

  • Attendance by community leaders


The students participate in community service projects
The students participate in community service projects

  • Visiting retirement centers

  • Collecting canned food for needy families

  • Writing letters of support for our troops

  • Donating books to children’s hospitals

  • Cleaning and refurbishing local parks, schools and community centers


D a r e gives the students wonderful opportunities
D.A.R.E. gives the students wonderful opportunities

  • D.A.R.E. Days with sports teams

  • Discount tickets to local amusement parks

  • Discount coupons to restaurants and other food locations

  • Attend/ participate in special community events

  • These allow the students to participate in positive alternatives


How can you help
How can you help?

  • Make a donation to your local D.A.R.E. program

  • Volunteer to assist with culminations or events

  • Write letters to local officials in support of D.A.R.E.

  • Help organize a fundraiser for D.A.R.E.


For more information
For more information

  • Contact your local D.A.R.E. Officer

  • D.A.R.E. America 1-800-223-3272

  • Visit www.dare.com


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