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D.A.R.E. Officer Santangelo and I just completed the first day at East Brook Elementary school for 1st and 2nd grade! We did one 1st grade class and two 2nd grade classes. These kids were so engaged and had a lot of questions to ask about emergencies, 9-1-1 and what is safe to touch and eat. We handed out worksheets and had them complete the dialing 9-1-1 side and the side where they have to draw four people who they can trust. The students were also very interested about what High School is like and why I continued to stay in the D.A.R.E. program. Many of these kids have been to the D.A.R.E. graduations for their siblings and have mentioned that they have seen me there which was an awesome feeling!

On Monday, we will be going to West Ridge for two 1st grade and two 2nd grade lessons.

On Tuesday, we are going back to East Brook to finish 1st and 2nd grade.

On Wednesday, we are finishing up at West Ridge with two kindergarten classes and one 2nd grade class.

I am so excited to continue assisting the D.A.R.E. Officers and bonding with the kids because I know it may be a little intimidating with police officers in the room. The teachers were also really impressed with the work I have done and would like for us to come back to possibly discuss stranger danger.

I am also working with the teachers and principals to find a date where we can come back and teach the 6th grade classes for both East Brook and West Ridge.

D.A.R.E. America Louis “Skip” Miller National Scholarship Award 2019

D.A.R.E. America Louis “Skip” Miller National Scholarship Award 2019

The D.A.R.E. America Board of Directors is pleased to offer a $20,000 scholarship to recognize academic excellence and reward students who remain true to the goals of the D.A.R.E. program. This scholarship is awarded annually to a qualified 12th grade student to attend the university or college of their choice. Payment will be made directly to the educational institution over a period of four academic years, not to exceed $5,000 per year.

Caitlin Walker, 2018 D.A.R.E. America National Scholarship Awardee

Caitlin Walker, 2018 D.A.R.E. America National Scholarship Awardee

Virginia's Caitlin Walker receives the 2018 D.A.R.E. America National Scholarship Award from D.A.R.E. America President & Chief Executive Officer Frank Pegueros during the 31st D.A.R.E. International Training Conference, held July 10 to 12, 2018 at Rosen Centre...

Shelby Student Selected for National D.A.R.E. Youth Advocacy Board

Shelby Student Selected for National D.A.R.E. Youth Advocacy Board

Jack Droelle, a ninth grader at Shelby Junior High School in the Utica Community Schools district, has been selected to be the Michigan representative to the National D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) Youth Advocacy Board. Droelle was nominated by Shelby...

800 New Brunswick Students Say “NO” to Drugs through D.A.R.E.

800 New Brunswick Students Say “NO” to Drugs through D.A.R.E.

New Brunswick Police Department's lead D.A.R.E. officer, Lt. Raymond Trigg, with two D.A.R.E. graduates at the bowling alley party that the local PBA hosted for 800 recent D.A.R.E. graduates. New Brunswick, NJ - The City of New Brunswick continued its more than...

Manville Schools Welcome Back D.A.R.E. Program

Manville Schools Welcome Back D.A.R.E. Program

Celebrating the graduation of 110 fourth-graders from the revived D.A.R.E. program at Roosevelt School are Somerset County Prosecutor Michael Robertson, Manville Police Det. David Sheffrin, who taught the course, Daren, the course's mascot, and Manville Police Chief...