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Berlin Students Shop with Police to Help Families in Need

Several families in town will have a better holiday season this year thanks to fifth graders and the Berlin Police Department. Earlier this month, three elementary school students were chosen through a lottery system to accompany officers on a trip to the toy store to buy gifts for families in need. The event, in its second year, is part of the D.A.R.E. program for fifth graders. The students and their parents, as well as some siblings, helped officers shop for 11 families at the Toys R’ Us on the Berlin Turnpike. Read more . . .
Berlin Students Shop with Police to Help Families in Need

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D.A.R.E. Graduation Held at Norwalk Concert Hall

More than 1,000 fifth-grade students from Norwalk’s 11 elementary schools filled the Norwalk Concert Hall Wednesday morning to celebrate their D.A.R.E. graduation. D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) is a curriculum that has been sponsored by the Norwalk...

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D.A.R.E. Graduation Held at Norwalk Concert Hall

Kelly Middle Students Rally Against Drugs

Eighth-graders at Kelly Middle School got a kick-start to their Monday morning by joining three large, furry friends at a loud anti-drug rally in the school’s auditorium. The special guests at the Red Ribbon Week rally included Chester, the Young Marines puppy bulldog mascot, D.A.R.E. mascot Daren the Lion, and Hunter, the mascot of the New England Black Wolves professional lacrosse team, based at Mohegan Sun.
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Kelly Middle Students Rally Against Drugs

D.A.R.E. Program Returns

A revamped D.A.R.E. program will return to North Haven public schools, but this program will go beyond teaching to just say no. Previously, the program targeted fifth-grade students, but this one will be presented at North Haven Middle School, to a population that...

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D.A.R.E. Program Returns

D.A.R.E. students rally against drugs, violence

Norwich fifth-grade students make noise during the annual Red Ribbon Rally Thursday at Norwich Free Academy. Aaron Flaum/NorwichBulletin.com A Norwich police officer wounded in the line of duty urged students not to give up and make the right choices when life gets...

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D.A.R.E. students rally against drugs, violence

Mark Medford, Northeast Regional Director
Cell: (424) 227-2384
Fax: (800) 303-1905
Email: mark.medford@dare.org

State D.A.R.E. Contacts

State D.A.R.E. Coordinator
Trooper Katharine Cummings
Connecticut State Police
Email: katharine.cummings@ct.gov
Phone: (203) 427-2008

State D.A.R.E. Officers Association President
Thomas M. Cirillo
Meriden Police Department, D.A.R.E. Unit
Phone: (203) 630-6276

Grace Vlaun, D.A.R.E. America Youth Advocacy Board Member from Connecticut

 
 
 
 
 
 

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