By Daniel W.
I dare you to learn something new in this article. In 5th grade, two officers from the Audubon Police Department visit our school and go into 5th grade classes once a week to educate and teach the 5th graders of our school about the dangers of drugs and alcohol.
D.A.R.E stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education. We have a D.A.R.E. book and we review certain situations, and assess them, to make sure we are making the right choice and we are always putting our best foot forward.
It is important not to make the wrong decisions, because one wrong mistake can damage or destroy your reputation as a good person. All of us have phones on us, and we all have some sort of social media. So if you make the wrong choice, such as smoking, or drinking alcohol, it can come back to haunt you.
It is also crucial to understand and have the knowledge to know what to do when someone offers you a cigarette. In the high school, it would be much more common to run into those situations so you can avoid them at the best of your ability. Some examples can be giving a reason or fact, or simply saying “no” and walking away.
D.A.R.E. lasts ten weeks, but the most exciting thing about it is that afterwards, you will have a bowling party! D.A.R.E. is a fun program created to educate, with some fun sprinkled in. That is all about D.A.R.E.!