Sponsors of the Reynoldsburg Police Departments DARE Program
The D.A.R.E. Community Program consists of lessons that are designed to address specific needs of the local D.A.R.E. communities.
- Current Trends in Drug Use
- Methamphetamines and Your Community
- Over The Counter (OTC)/ Prescription (RX) – Be Safe with Over-The-Counter- and Prescription Medicine
- Internet Safety
D.A.R.E. is Substance Abuse Prevention Education and Much More!
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.
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.
D.A.R.E. is a police officer-led series of classroom lessons that teaches children from kindergarten through 12th grade how to resist peer pressure and live productive drug and violence-free lives.
The D.A.R.E. curriculum is designed to be taught by police officers whose training and experience gave them the background needed to answer the sophisticated questions often posed by young students about drugs and crime. Prior to entering the D.A.R.E. program, officers undergo 80 hours of special training in areas such as child development, classroom management, teaching techniques, and communication skills.
D.A.R.E. is taught here in Reynoldsburg to our 5th graders in the following schools; St Pius X, Hannah Aston Middle School, Waggoner Road Middle School and Baldwin Road Middle School. The lessons are approximately 40- 45 minutes and there are 10 lesson of the D.A.R.E. Curriculum. The students will complete a “Keepin it REAL” workbook with the D.A.R.E. officer on the 10 lessons they are taught. The student will write an essay about their own experience in D.A.R.E. The essay will be graded and the best essay of each class will be presented at the D.A.R.E. graduation. The D.A.R.E. Officer will than choose the best essay overall and present the student with a plaque.