Drug Abuse Resistance Education or D.A.R.E. is a program designed to partner local law enforcment and area school districts to teach elementary age students that every choice they make has consequences. The D.A.R.E. program focuses on the use of controlled substances, gangs, and violent behavior.
The Sheriff's Office has one full time D.A.R.E. Officer, Deputy Christine Bilgo. Deputy Bilgo teaches the D.A.R.E. program to students at all of the outlying area schools in the county, as well as a majority of the Catholic Schools, and approximately half of the Green Bay School District.
School Resource Officers, Jessica Smith and Jon Dzekute teach 5th grade students in the Wrightstown and Denmark School Districts.
- The D.A.R.E. curriculum taught today is unlike 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.
- Deputy Bilgo, SRO Smth and SRO Dzekute 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.
If you would like additional information about the D.A.R.E. program, or how your organization or corporation might be able to help, please contact Deputy Bilgo.
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