D.A.R.E. is a police officer-led series of classroom lessons that teaches children, how to resist peer pressure and live productive drug and violence-free lives.

D.A.R.E. goes beyond traditional drug abuse and violence prevention programs.  It gives children the skills needed to recognize and resist the subtle and overt pressures, that cause them to experiment with drugs or become involved in gangs or violent activities.  

D.A.R.E.'s primary mission is to provide children with the information and skills they need to live drug-and-violence-free lives.  Additionally, it establishes positive relationships between students and law enforcement, teachers, parents and other community leaders.  Every child should have the opportunity to grow-up healthy, safe, secure and equipped with the skills needed to succeed in life.  Contemporary America, however, is rampant with challenges that could keep children from a positive life path.  The mission is to equip kids with the tools that will enable them to avoid negative influences and instead, allow them to focus on their strengths and potential.



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