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.
Toni Lyn Vidro was at the school where she was teaching on Sept. 11, 2001, when her husband called to tell her his plan. “Don’t get mad,” Christopher Vidro said, “but I’m going over to the city.” Then a police officer at Montclair State University, his department…
BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Street-hardened police officers accustomed to traffic stops, petty crime, arresting bad guys and calming frazzled nerves came together two weeks ago in Somerset County to hone a new skill. Side-by-side, the 25 officers were tested by a rigorous...
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.
N.J. D.A.R.E. Continues to Grow! New Officers Trained And Ready To Teach D.A.R.E. During September of 2017 the D.A.R.E. /Advocacy for Drug Education in New Jersey coordinated and implemented a basic two-week D.O.T class in Bridgewater, N.J. With the committed support of D.A.R.E. America, the training cadre consisted of a highly skilled facilitator, two veteran educators, and four mentors. These individuals were selected from training centers located in Canada, Connecticut, New Jersey and New York.
Samuel Miranda Ferreira, D.A.R.E. Youth Advocacy Board Member from Brazil, was at a large D.A.R.E./Proerd graduation recently. He said, "Here in Brazil things are doing great! I am working with my State Police and attending to lots of D.A.R.E. graduations and classes...
Julia Manning, D.A.R.E. America Youth Advocacy Board Member from New Jersey, completed another part of her project: Coffee with a Cop!!
It was held on Saturday, November 18, 2017, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon at a local Starbucks in Park Ridge.
BRIDGEWATER – Children are not the only ones who learn important lessons in the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program. “You will change their life,” said Frank Pegueros, president of D.A.R.E. America, who led a week-long training last month of 22 police...
After a state-wide search, an Alamogordo high school student has been selected to represent New Mexico as part of the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) Youth Advocacy Board. Bowen Perry, 16, was named to the position during the New Mexico D.A.R.E. Officers...
“I got the great opportunity to work with D.A.R.E. Officer JP Benitez at the Benton County Fair on Wednesday the 23rd and Thursday the 24th. We handed out information pamphlets to parents and interacted with children who were past and future D.A.R.E. graduates!”
– Danielle Littrell, Youth Advocacy Board Member from Washington