D.A.R.E.

Purpose
This year millions of school children around the world will benefit from Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.), 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% of our nation's school districts and in more than 43 countries around the world.
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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.

Current Teachings
Currently, the Princeton Police Department teaches D.A.R.E. to students Kindergarten through Eighth Grade at the Princeton Elementary Schools and St. Louis School.
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