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D.A.R.E. Officer David Schaetzel awards essay winner Grace Dyke.

What D.A.R.E. Means to Me

By Grace Dyke

Some people don’t take D.A.R.E. seriously. But I think D.A.R.E. is very important. It stands for define, assess, respond, and evaluate. D.A.R.E. can help people get out of bad habits like smoking or taking drugs. Or even to warn kids to never make bad drug or alcohol choices when we get older. D.A.R.E. has taught me a lot of things.

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From Kankakee Valley Post News