What is D.A.R.E.?

The D.A.R.E. is a pro-active attempt to address the drug and violence problem at its foundation. It is a prevention effort to solve drug and violence problems of our youth. D.A.R.E. focuses on teaching students the facts about alcohol, drugs, and violence. The program offers children the practical skills necessary to resist negative peer pressure, problem solving, and to build and maintain high self-esteem. D.A.R.E. uses a core curriculum consisting of lessons taught to either fifth or sixth-graders. The emphasis of the program is placed at these grades since, statistically, experimental drug use for most kids starts at or around the seventh grade. The D.A.R.E. program has lessons for kindergarten through second grade which address safety issues, recognizing and reporting unsafe or harmful situations such as stranger danger and learning about having good feelings about themselves. Third and fourth grade curriculums have lessons concerning the importance of rules, drug safety, learning to say no, and self-esteem. D.A.R.E.'s keepin' it REAL elementary curriculum is aligned with National Common Core Standards to provide a framework for core instruction in today's classrooms. The curriculum meets multiple National Core Standards in the areas of Reading (literature, informational text, and foundational skills), Writing and Speaking and Listening. Standards are stated exactly as noted on www.corestandards.org

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1. When did D.A.R.E. start?
2. What is D.A.R.E.?
3. Who teaches D.A.R.E.?
4. Is D.A.R.E. working?
5. How is D.A.R.E. funded?