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From March 10-12, 2020, the Brazilian State of Rio Grande do Sul’s (RS) D.A.R.E. Program, or as it’s known throughout Brazil as Program on Resistance to Drugs and Violence (PROERD), held their 22nd annual statewide training seminar in Lajeado, RS Brazil with the theme “Paths to Peace”. Approximately 300 out of the 517 Brigada Militar police officers certified as PROERD instructors from around the state attended the seminar, in addition to teachers from schools in the region, facilitators and collaborators.

The State Coordinator of PROERD RS, Lieutenant Colonel Cilon Freitas da Silva stated, “It is an important moment to energize the instructors and update them. It is the time to align with the strategies of the command to provide an improvement in the quality of life and prevent this from being caused by drugs and violent attitudes, in addition to encouraging and motivating the Military Police for the upcoming school year.”

The training concluded with all 300 PROERD officers conducting school visitations in Lajeado on the last day of the seminar, promoting quality of life and educating students on drug prevention strategies.

Osage Student Wins State D.A.R.E. Essay Contest

Osage Student Wins State D.A.R.E. Essay Contest

A school-wide celebration was held last week in honor of Osage Middle School student Ashley Muhs, who won the 2018-19 state D.A.R.E. essay contest. Muhs, who is a seventh-grader this fall, wasn’t able to attend the state D.A.R.E. convention over the summer to read her winning essay aloud…

Crossman:  D.A.R.E. is making progress; changing with the times

Crossman: D.A.R.E. is making progress; changing with the times

Len Crossman believes it’s never too early to teach a child to make healthy choices, and it’s part of his job as Massachusetts D.A.R.E. coordinator to provide the tools to do so. Crossman, who works part-time for the Northfield Police Department and teaches criminal justice at Franklin Pierce University took over the position in January…

Thank You Letter from St. Mark School

Thank You Letter from St. Mark School

“Thank you for all you do to promote D.A.R.E. program implementation in the communities of America. During the 2018/2019 school year, we were excited to provide the D.A.R.E. Program for the first time to our 58th and 6th graders. Officer James Saunders from Precinct…”

Rexburg Wins National Contest and Gifted New Car for D.A.R.E.

Rexburg Wins National Contest and Gifted New Car for D.A.R.E.

The Rexburg and Madison County D.A.R.E. program has a new vehicle thanks to local fourth graders and Rexburg’s water conservation efforts. Wyland Foundation, a non-profit foundation dedicated to clean water and oceans, donated a new Toyota Highlander Hybrid to the D.A.R.E. program…

Event Helps Bridge Gaps Between Kids and Police

Event Helps Bridge Gaps Between Kids and Police

Const. Richard Lemieux, left, Daren the Lion, and Const. Joel Faubert at the Kids Fun Day event organized by the Timmins Police Service – Youth in Policing ambassadors. TPS Youth in Policing ambassadors hosted “Kids Fun Day” at Participark on Friday…

Green Awarded D.A.R.E. Officer of the Year

Green Awarded D.A.R.E. Officer of the Year

Stanly County resident Todd Green was awarded D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) Officer of the Year at the North Carolina D.A.R.E conference in Beaufort.Green, who has been a D.A.R.E. officer since 2000, also serves on the North Carolina D.A.R.E. board as...

Inspiring Talks Fuel D.A.R.E. Leadership Campers

Inspiring Talks Fuel D.A.R.E. Leadership Campers

This past weekend, 88 students from the five high schools in Timmins attended the third-annual D.A.R.E. Leadership Camp at Camp Bickell. Valerie Demers, left, and Annabelle Breton, both Grade 12 École secondaire catholique Thériault students, were among the counsellors…

Suenalo Vocalist Michelle Forman Honored as Champion for Children

Suenalo Vocalist Michelle Forman Honored as Champion for Children

Even before singer Michelle Forman had musical aspirations, the Miami native knew she wanted to help others. “Since I was a girl I felt I was supposed to do something bigger than me,” the longtime vocalist of Afro-Latin fusion band Suenalo said. “I was always…

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