The D.A.R.E. Program is a collaborative effort by certified D.A.R.E. law enforcement officers, educators, students, parents and the community to offer an educational program in the classroom to prevent or reduce drug abuse and violence among youth.
ABOUT THE D.A.R.E. PROGRAM
The D.A.R.E Program was established in 1983 as a cooperative drug and violence prevention program between the Los Angeles Police Department and the Unified School District. It is a Proactive Preventive Program (PPP). Currently, the D.A.R.E. Program is taught in 80% of U.S. school districts and 51 countries worldwide.
ABOUT THE D.A.R.E. PROGRAM IN WATERTOWN
The D.A.R.E Program was implemented in the City of Watertown during the 1990-91 school year. Now, Officer Stacy Schroeder instructs the new 12 week curriculum to 5th graders in 5 public and 3 parochial schools. The new curriculum has a stronger foundation on “decision -making” and the new lessons have less lecturing and more active learning!
The Watertown Police Department has graduated over 6,000 kids over the last 17 years! Officer Schroeder is responsible for teaching D.A.R.E. in nineteen classrooms in eight schools throughout the Watertown Unified School District.
PARTICIPATING WATERTOWN DISTRICT SCHOOLS
Grades Key: A dash (-) is 5th Grade. An asterisk (*) are 4th/5th or 5th/6th Grades.
- – Douglas Elementary
- – Webster Elementary
- – Schurz Elementary
- – Lincoln Elementary
- * Lebanon Elementary
- – Good Shepherd Lutheran
- * Lebanon Lutheran
- – St. Henry’s Catholic