“Officer Appel put on a mind blowing graduation for the first kids to graduate a D.A.R.E. program in Sisseton in 20 years. The ceremony included a full police escort with lights and sirens to the performing arts center. We were joined on stage by the Mayor, Sisseton PD, SDHP, BIA, Tribal Officers and more.”

– Waylon Eckert, South Dakota D.A.R.E. Coordinator

D.A.R.E., not scare

D.A.R.E. grads receive goodie bags and congratulations from community leaders. In the 1980s political leaders attempted to address the drug crisis among youth with a simple answer to a complex problem: “Just say No!” Programs like D.A.R.E sprung up across the nation,...

District 123 Students D.A.R.E. to Resist Drugs and Violence

Fifth-grade students at Sward Elementary graduated from the D.A.R.E. Program after participating in the program for the last few months. Detective Tom Cronin congratulated the students and applauded them for their promise to turn away from drugs and violence. “I am...

Sidney Fifth-Graders Graduate from D.A.R.E.

For nearly 30 years, the Sidney Central School District has participated in the D.A.R.E. Program. This past Tuesday, the school maintained that tradition and held its annual graduation ceremony for the fifth-grade class.

D.A.R.E. Comes Back to Northside

Walterboro police officers helping to push an anti-drug message to a local elementary school. Students who attend Forest Hills Elementary in Walterboro will be receiving a D.A.R.E. course, thanks to new D.A.R.E.-Certified officer Rusty Davis. Davis is a Lance Corporal with the WPD who received his certification through the national anti-drug program last year.

Pine Grove Elementary D.A.R.E. Graduation

Lowndes County Schools Press Release: VALDOSTA – Pine Grove Elementary School recently recognized their 5th grader students for completing D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education). Approximately 120 students were enrolled in the 10-week class taught by PGE’s Resource Officer Deputy Charles Vinson.

Hopkins Elementary School D.A.R.E. Graduation

During the Hopkins Elementary School D.A.R.E (Drug Abuse and Resistance Education) Graduation, Keith Hudson of Jim Hudson Automotive Group presented Sheriff #LeonLott with a $10,000 check which will go to fund the D.A.R.E. Program for the entire next year!!

D.A.R.E. Program Returns to Saranac Lake

SARANAC LAKE – After an eight-year hiatus, Saranac Lake School District has brought back the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program. The D.A.R.E. program has been revised using a new “keepin’ it REAL” curriculum. Students are assigned to write an essay expressing their thoughts and ideas about what they learned during the D.A.R.E. program.

D.A.R.E. Returns to Anne Arundel County, Maryland

The return of D.A.R.E. to Anne Arundel County was announced by County Executive Steve Schuh, Anne Arundel County Public Schools Superintendent George Arlotto, and Police Chief Timothy Altomare. D.A.R.E., which was part of the county schools’ curriculum from the 1990s to 2003, will be taught at Annapolis, Corkran, and Lindale middle schools starting in February this year.


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