Join D.A.R.E.’s mission of “Teaching students good decision-making skills to help them lead safe and healthy lives” for International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking on June 26th!
During this time of uncertainty, it is imperative to remind everyone of the importance of teaching students good-decision making skills to lead safe and healthy lives and promoting the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. Check out what Shaylie Salopek has to say, as a board member from D.A.R.E. America/International Youth Advocacy representing New Mexico.
D.A.R.E. America was founded in 1983 in an effort to break the generational cycle of drug related crimes and arrests. LAPD Chief Daryl Gates and LAUSD Superintendent Dr. Harry Handler created the idea of placing police officers in the classroom to educate students about the harmful and lifelong negative consequences of drug abuse, which created D.A.R.E. America.
The D.A.R.E. program builds a strong foundation of collaboration between law enforcement officers, educators, and students at the local level. It is a police officer-led series of classroom lessons that teaches children from K-12th grade how to resist peer pressure and live productive drug and violence-free lives. It was created to address illicit substance experimentation and abuse, but now it has evolved into a comprehensive K-12th grade program that addresses drugs, violence, bullying, internet safety and other high risk circumstances that could be part of the daily life of a student.
For more information on the D.A.R.E. program, please visit, www.dare.org
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