D.A.R.E. Program

D.A.R.E. program teaches students to make good decisions, resist drugs
Posted on 12/31/2018

The school division and the Sheriff's Office have united to teach kids about making good choices through the D.A.R.E. Program. 

Recently, hundreds of Portsmouth students participated in an inaugural graduating class of the D.A.R.E. program which stands for “Drug Abuse Resistance Education.”

In September 2018, Sheriff Michael A. Moore re-launched the program in partnership with Portsmouth Public Schools.

The D.A.R.E. program teaches students important decision-making skills that equip them to lead safe and healthy lives. During the 10-week course, students learn lessons about the dangers of drug abuse, how to resist and refuse peer pressure, and how to take a stand against bullying.  The D.A.R.E. program boosts students’ social skills, enhances their self-esteem, and provides tools to help them make responsible decisions. 

Since September, the program has successfully reached more than 400 pre-school children and more than 400 third grade students in Portsmouth Public schools.


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