Drug Abuse Resistance Education
Officer Robert Miller, D.A.R.E. Instructor
Fifth graders throughout the City of Attleboro will be among the eight million students across the United States to participate in the new D.A.R.E. program. D.A.R.E. stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education. Its’ purpose is to reduce the demand for drugs among school-age children by:
- Providing students with accurate information about alcohol and drugs
- Teaching students ways to say NO to drugs while providing alternatives to drug use
- Teaching students decision making skills and the consequences of their behavior
- Building student’s self esteem while teaching them how to resist peer pressure
D.A.R.E. LionThe program combines education, law enforcement, and the community to help children deal with the pressures and influences that lead to drug use. Students will receive one-hour of instruction per week for approximately 15 weeks during the course of the school year. Lessons will be instructed by Officer Robert Miller.
This program has been made possible by the cooperative efforts and support of Mayor Kevin J. Dumas and Police Chief Kyle P. Heagney.
Funding for D.A.R.E. has been provided by personal donations, various civic organizations of Attleboro and several local businesses. Special thanks goes out to the Rotary Club for purchasing the T-shirts that are presented to the students upon completion of the program. Also, special thanks goes to the Robbins Company for their donation of key chains to each student upon their graduation in the program. The Attleboro Lodge of Elk’s, South Attleboro Lions Club and South Attleboro Village Lions Club provide learning media to help insure the success of the program. Also, thanks to the Attleboro Police Association for their continued support throughout the years.
I am looking forward to working with the children of this community and enthusiastically accept the challenge of being a part of a program that has proven it can help to Keep Kids Off Drugs.