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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.
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Police Department Announces D.A.R.E. Graduations

The Orchard Park Police Department along with the Orchard Park School District recently announced the D.A.R.E. graduation dates for fifth-grade classes from Ellicott Elementary School and St. John Vianney School. The students being recognized have completed a 15-week curriculum.
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Teaching Kids to Make Safe, Responsible Decisions

Students in a fifth-grade class at Herkimer Elementary School were given a scenario Thursday where a girl who smokes was going to a party. Some of the students offered solutions about what they would do. One said to not go. Another said to go, but if the friend started smoking to say you had to go home. Another said to just walk away.
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Balling Heads D.A.R.E Program in City of Tonawanda

Pictured are City of Tonawanda Police Chief William Strassburg, Exalted Ruler for the Elk’s Lodge James Sutton, and Officer Jason Balling. TONAWANDA – In support of the recently re-launched D.A.R.E. Program at City of Tonawanda schools, the Elk’s Lodge #860 has...

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 Mark Medford

Mark Medford

Northeast Regional Director

Phone: (424) 227-2384
Fax: (800) 303-1905
Email: Mark Medford

Upcoming Events

Oct 14 – Oct 18 all-day
12:00 am
This MOT class is FULL
Fort Magruder Hotel and Conference Center
12:00 am
Presenter: Susan Broderick, Founder and CEO of Building Bridges to Recovery, Former Associate Research Professor at Georgetown University, Former Assistant District Attorney at the Manhattan DA’s Office
Geneva, NY
12:00 am
We offer a 3.5 hour training on Day 6 of the 2020 New York DOT. DOT candidates and practicing D.A.R.E. Officers are trained in the new curricula/programs/lessons that were rolled out at the National Conference.[...]
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12:00 am
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State D.A.R.E. Contacts

State D.A.R.E. Coordinator
Michael Roden
Alternate Email:
Phone: (315) 730-2182

State D.A.R.E. Educator
Karen Simon
Phone: (315) 719-3349

State D.A.R.E. Officers Association President
Deputy Andrew Yessman
Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office

Lily Ljiljanich, D.A.R.E. America Youth Advocacy Board Member from New York

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Copyright 2019 D.A.R.E. All Rights Reserved.