5th graders graduate from DARE program

DARE graduates

5th grade students graduate from DARE program

Every year, students all across the nation participate in the D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program.  This highly acclaimed program  gives kids the skills they need to avoid involvement in drugs, gangs, and violence.

D.A.R.E. began in 1983 and has proven so successful that it has been implemented in thousands of schools throughout the United States and many other countries.

This year, our D.A.R.E. program was led by officer Officer Klimek from the Bridgeview police department.  The classes were taught to fifth grade students during their PE time once a week.  Students were taught lessons on how to resist peer pressure and live productive drug and violence-free lives.

At the end of the program, students were asked to write essays about how they were going to live the DARE lifestyle.  Students Jayden Soria and Leslie Dominguez were chosen as the winners of this essay contest and were asked to read their essays at graduation.  

Every year this program teaches our 5th grade students good decision-making skills that will help them lead safe and healthy lives and cope with high risk circumstances including drugs, alcohol, violence, bullying, and internet safety.



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