Drug Abuse Resistance Education or D.A.R.E. is a program designed to partner local law enforcement and area school districts to teach elementary age students that every choice they make has consequences. The DARE program focuses on the use of controlled substances, gangs, and violent behavior.
The Sheriff's Dare Officer- Bryanne Gawlik will teach the D.A.R.E prgram at all of the outlying area schools in the county, as well as a majority of the Catholic Schools, and about half of the Green Bay School District.
School Resource Officers, Jessica Smith and Jon Dzekute teach the 5th graders in the Wrightstown and Denmark schools. The D.A.R.E. curriculum taught today is very different from the D.A.R.E. curriculum 30 years ago.
The old D.A.R.E. curriculum taught children to "just say no."
Today's D.A.R.E. curriculum teaches them to recognize that every choice they make has consequences.
D.A.R.E. Officers teach students that those consequences may be positive or negative, depending on the choice they make in each situation.
They also help the students to recognize the consequences and make good choices that culminate with the positive consequences we desire.The D.A.R.E. is fully funded through private donations and corporate supporters.