DARE, Drug Abuse Resistance Education, is a 10 week series of classes taught by uniformed police officers in the classrooms of 5th and 6th grade students. DARE is designed to provide solid information about drugs and violence. DARE officers talk about the realities of why students become involved, and the consequences of that choice. DARE students demonstrate recognition of peer pressure and better skills in dealing with it. DARE students are encouraged to strengthen family relationships and seek out solid friendships with other students who choose not to use. DARE officers discuss the importance of being involved in activities that provide fun, excitement and challenges.
DARE alone cannot guarantee freedom from drugs for our kids. DARE is but one of the vital elements in the drug and violence prevention networks in each of our communities. The DARE officers of Northern New Hampshire challenge each of you to become more involved in your community.
Contact your DARE officer to learn more about our programs.