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How I feel about the D.A.R.E. Program- Shannon Nicole Holman 5th Grade Brown School.

I feel every child should be in a D.A.R.E. program. I think this because you'll need the information to help you around the time of your fifth grade year and so on in life.

What I have learned in D.A.R.E. that can help me stay drug free & avoid violence.

I have learned the 8 ways to say no when peers and others offer drugs and won't stop. I also to avoid fights from others is to plainly walk away. To stop me from starting fights is to take a minute and calm down.

Why I think it is important to be drug-free & avoid violence.

It is important to stay drug-free so you have clean teeth & so your body organs can work properly. It is important to avoid violence to keep yourself from getting in trouble & to keep yourself from being hospitalized.

What Is D.A.R.E.?

D.A.R.E. stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education. D.A.R.E. began in 1983 as a joint effort between the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles Unified School District. The program has been a tremendous success. D.A.R.E. programs exist in all 50 states and a number of foreign countries.

Each year D.A.R.E. elementary curriculum is taught to over 5.5 million children in over 250,000 classrooms. There are over 16,000 police officers certified to teach D.A.R.E. throughout the United States and the world. The D.A.R.E. program is now the largest and most successful drug presentation program in the United states. A recent Gallup survey of students who have completed the D.A.R.E. program, more than 90% believe the D.A.R.E. program provided them with skills to avoid drugs and alcohol.



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