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D.A.R.E Program
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The D.A.R.E. Program is a cooperative effort between schools and law enforcement that educates children on how to live productive drug and violence free lives.  D.A.R.E. stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education. D.A.R.E was founded in 1983, and has proven so successful that it has been implemented in over 75 percent of schools and over 43 different countries around the world.
When D.A.R.E. was first founded in Los Angeles, the focus was on teaching youths the dangers of consuming drugs and alcohol.  As times and trends change, D.A.R.E. curriculum has evolved to coincide with these changes.  Although still present in the curriculum, the emphasis of the program is more than just drugs and alcohol.  The most recent updates are supplemental lessons that include bullying, gangs and violence, and internet safety. 
The Rhinelander Police Department currently offers the D.A.R.E Program at Zion Evangelical Lutheran School.  The D.A.R.E. curriculum that is taught to Kindergarten to 3rd Graders includes everything from Stranger Danger to Bullying.  The D.A.R.E. Curriculum that is taught to the 5th Graders includes topics such as drugs, alcohol, bullying, gangs, violence, and internet safety.
Contact Officer Amanda Young with any questions regarding the Rhinelander Police Department D.A.R.E Program.
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