Pubdate: Mon, 03 May 2004
Source: Aurora Newspaper, The (CN NS)
Copyright: 2004 The Aurora Newspaper
Author: Cpl Jackie Lord,  14 Wing Military Police - Community Relation
Bookmark: (D.A.R.E.)


D.A.R.E., which stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education, is a 17-week 
curriculum taught by police officers to grade 5 and 6 students. The program 
is designed to help the students make better choices when it comes to drugs 
and violence. D.A.R.E. is not only a way for police officers to teach kids 
about the effects of drugs and violence, but also an opportunity to create 
a positive relationship between the police and local youth.

The Military Police have been teaching D.A.R.E. at two local schools since 
last fall. Now that the hard work is over, it's time to celebrate! On 
Tuesday, 4 May 2004, forty students from two grade five classes at Dwight 
Ross will participate in a graduation ceremony in front of their families 
and invited guests, to honor their commitment to remain drugfree. A similar 
ceremony will be held at Ecole Rose des Vents on Thursday, 20 May 2004 for 
the grade 5 and 6 classes that will also be celebrating their efforts over 
the past several months. Congratulations to all!
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