The D.A.R.E. Mission: Teach students good decision-making skills to help them lead safe and healthy lives.

The ultimate vision for D.A.R.E. is to create a world in which students everywhere are empowered to respect others and choose to lead lived free from violence, substance abuse, and other dangerous behaviors.

D.A.R.E was founded in 1983 by Los Angeles Police Department, today more than 15,000 D.A.R.E. officers and deputies are in over 10,000 communities nationwide educating America’s youth and serving as the first line of defense in America’s schools.

The D.A.R.E. program is taught in 6th grade by Jordan Officer Jeff Stack.

The D.A.R.E. program is taught in all 50 states, and 49 other countries.  All curricula are science-based, age appropriate, and written by a national panel of curriculum and prevention experts.  The D.A.R.E. curricula meets the core educational standards of health, language arts, and math.

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