Pemiscot County D.A.R.E. Program
The D.A.R.E. curriculum is structured to teach elementary age students the hazards of drugs and violence, while providing them with specific skills to deal with the reality of life. Examples of some of the lesson topics are: Coping with stress, Consequences, Decision making, Self esteem, and etc.
This program has been receiving negative feedback from the media in the past. It is being labeled a failure since many kids are still experimenting with drugs. The D.A.R.E. program was never intended to be the “miracle” solution. As with any other problem, it is only thru a combined effort, can a solution be found. The role of the D.A.R.E. program is to educate our youth about the hazards of using drugs, and to show them alternatives. It is easy for adults to tell kids to
“JUST SAY NO!”
The D.A.R.E. program is very successful in providing our children with the necessary skills to resist drugs and violence, but it will only be through the support and encouragement of the parents that these skills will ever be used.
Any effort taken to improve the quality of life, and safety for the children is a worthy task. No dollar amount can be assessed as the value of a child,
“especially if this child is yours!”
Our D.A.R.E. instructor is Anthony Dale, if you have any questions about our program, or if you are needing a speaker for your group or organization, feel free to contact Tony.