This year millions of school children around the world will benefit from D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education), the highly acclaimed program that gives kids the skills they need to avoid involvement in drugs, gangs, and violence. Teaching students good decision-making skills to help them lead safe and healthy lives.
D.A.R.E. was founded in 1983 in Los Angeles and has proven so successful that it is now being implemented in 75 percent of our nation’s school districts and in more than 43 countries around the world. In Clearwater, D.A.R.E. is a police officer-led series of classroom lessons that teaches children in 5th and 7th grade how to resist peer pressure and live productive drug and violence-free lives.