Facts about D. A. R. E



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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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:

  • City budgets
  • School budgets
  • Service groups
  • Fundraising events
  • Private donations

The students in D.A.R.E. learn:

Supplemental lessons are available

  • Bullying
  • Role models
  • Gangs
  • Prescription drugs
  • Internet safety

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:

  • 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

  • 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. 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?

  • 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

  • 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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