Earlier this month, Grade 5 students at Wakelee Elementary School began their annual DARE program with Officer Spiotti.
The D.A.R.E. program, the pioneer prevention effort, was founded in 1983 it is now being implemented in 75 percent of our nation’s school districts and in more than 43 countries around the world. The Wolcott Police Department has been actively involved with the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) Program for many years. Police officers receive instructor certifications in the program methodology from the Municipal Police Training Council (MPTC) and the Wolcott Police Department’s concentration is primarily directed to all 5th grade students in the Wolcott district on the dangers of drugs, tobacco products, bullying, and violence.
The D.A.R.E. program is more than just drug prevention education; it teaches students good decision making skills to help them avoid high-risk behavior to ensure they grow up healthy, safe and secure.
The totally new D.A.R.E. curricula integrates the latest in research-based strategies into the world’s largest and most effective educational delivery network.