2020 D.A.R.E. Essay Winner for St. Paul’s Lutheran School’s 5th Grade Class Maddie A. (Pictured with D.A.R.E. Officer Mike and her Classroom Teacher, Mrs Glover)

D.A.R.E. Officer Mike taught students good decision making while  building trust between community & law enforcement

 

Students at St. Paul’s Lutheran School, Glen Burnie celebrated their D.A.R.E. graduations individually, at each student’s home on May 22, 2020 culminating a 10-week long program that the fifth-graders successfully completed using video conferencing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The course started in school, but had to be finished in a virtual classroom once area schools were closed for the rest of the school year. The classroom teacher, and D.A.R.E. Officer worked together to make sure the students had the opportunity to continue the program the best way possible.  The course has been taught at the private school for more than 5 years in both 5th and 7th grades.

Children in elementary, middle, and high school classrooms throughout the country today face a multitude of high risk circumstances including the temptation to use drugs and alcohol, violence, bullying, and internet safety, not to mention the fear of school violence.

The D.A.R.E. program teaches students decision making skills that equip them to lead safe and healthy lives. Lessons include the dangers of drug abuse, how to resist and refuse peer pressure, and how to take a stand against bullying.  The D.A.R.E. program is designed to boost students’ social skills, enhance self-esteem, and provide tools to help them make responsible decisions.

As a graduation requirement, the fifth graders are asked to write an essay describing what they have learned from the D.A.R.E. program.  The essays are often narratives of personal experiences of bullying or peer pressure and explain how the students will use or have used the D.A.R.E. Decision Making Model to overcome those challenges.  During the graduation exercise, the students were encouraged to continue to use the skills they learned in D.A.R.E.

As part of their community outreach, the Maryland State D.A.R.E. Coordinator’s Office teaches the program to more than 300 students in 2 different schools, and 2 different clubs and after school programs during the course of the school year.  Funding for the Maryland D.A.R.E. community outreach program is budgeted by the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions, which houses the State D.A.R.E. Coordinator’s Office.

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