To teach D.A.R.E., Audubon police officers come to Mansion Avenue School. During one day of the six day cycle, police officers come into the fifth grade classrooms. The students are given a booklet that is filled with different scenarios. The scenarios are real life examples about resisting drugs and alcohol. Towards the end of D.A.R.E., students are given the task of writing an essay about D.A.R.E. and a poster about D.A.R.E. If a student’s writing or poster is selected as the winner by the police officers, they will be called on stage at the graduation ceremony.
Overall, D.A.R.E. is an enjoyable way of learning about staying away from drugs even under peer pressure. It’s an important program because it educates children and helps them to make good choices in order to be successful in life. After students have completed the program, police officers and teachers takes the kids bowling. D.A.R.E. is an amazing event that you don’t want to miss out on.