Interesting DARE-related quotes culled from the World Wide Web

DARE cops getting their point across

"When asked, 'Does that mean a student would have a course in D.A.R.E. the same as in math, physics or chemistry?' Officer Henz replied, 'That's right. They receive school credits for taking D.A.R.E.' (Telephone interview, 17 August 1992)." -- from http://rampages.onramp.net/~watchman/dare.htm


"The D.A.R.E. officers reenforce the curriculum by physically monitoring the students as they see them both on and off duty." -- from http://www.westnet.com/ypd/cad.htm


[5th grade student, Regency Place Elementary School, San Antonio, TX]

"I want to be drug free for a lot of reasons. First, you can't be a doctor or a lawyer or anything with a college degree if you are on drugs. You have to have a clear mind to think and study. Drugs hurt your body and your brain. I can only be an athlete, like a basketball player or a soccer player, if I take good care of myself, and that means to stay away from all drugs. Drugs make you change your personality and it hurts all your friends and your family. I will never take drugs unless my doctor gives them to me." -- from http://www.northeast.isd.tenet.edu/SchoolPages/regency/fifthgrade/dare/winners.html


Brock Bennion, Mrs. Harker's class, Viemont Elementary

"I feel that the D.A.R.E. program has and will help kids stay away from drugs. When I was younger, in my mind I wanted to do drugs, but now after the D.A.R.E. program, I don't think that I will ever think that again. I have learned so many helpful things this year, I don't know where to start. I have learned what some of my rights are. I have the right to be safe. I have the right to say no. I have the right to learn. I have learned about drugs and what they can do to me. I have learned about consequences, good and bad. And can you believe it, 14 out of 100 7th graders drink. I also learned types of peer pressure, there's friendly, teasing, indirect and heavy peer pressure. I also learned the ways to say NO. I have learned to give a compliment too. I have learned ways to deal with stress. I learned how to resolve a disagreement. And last I think that it is good to be drug free so that you don't get hurt. And I just wanted to say thank you Officer Huber for everything you have done for me and everything you have taught me." -- from http://www.burgoyne.com/pages/kghuber/essays/bb.html

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