Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) is a 17 week educational program delivered by trained police officers to prevent or reduce drug abuse and violence among children and youth. 2002-03 DARE Schedule
Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) is a 17 week educational program delivered by trained police officers to prevent or reduce drug abuse and violence among children and youth. The DARE program offers preventive strategies to enhance those protective factors (especially bonding to the family, school, and community) which appear to foster the development of resiliency in young people who may be at risk for substance abuse or other problems. The lessons offer a variety of interactive, group participation, cooperative activities which are designed to encourage students to solve problems of major importance in their lives.
This year, the officers will be using a modified 10 lesson DARE curriculum. DARE America and DARE MN has adjusted the curriculum to this format in response to national evaluations. All DARE instruction will feature this format beginning the 03-04 school year. Saint Paul Public Schools and the Saint Paul Police Department are introducing the modified curriculum as a pilot this school year.
The close of this school year represents twelve years of successful collaboration with District 625 and the Saint Paul Police Department. We estimate that approximately 50,000 5th grade students and their families in Saint Paul Schools have benefited from the District - D.A.R.E. Partnership.
For more information visit the DARE America web site
Kathi Ackerman, Executive Director
1011 First Street, Suite 450
Hopkins, Minnesota 55343
952-908-3142 Fax: 952-908-3144
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