South Carolina D.A.R.E. Association was founded on the idea of helping those in need. Since our organization was established, we have endeavored to provide help where the need is
Our team is made up entirely of volunteers. We advocate for those who need our help. Even a little help goes a long way.
That is why we are especially happy to find new volunteers who share our commitment to doing good in the world. Do you want to support us by helping with our work? Then
do not hesitate to contact us. A helping hand is always greatly appreciated!
Specially Trained Cops Assigned D.A.R.E. Classroom "Beats"
The D.A.R.E. curriculum is designed to be taught by police officers whose training and experience give them the background needed to answer the sophisticated questions often posed by young students
about drugs and crime. Prior to entering the D.A.R.E program, officers undergo 80 hours of special training in areas such as child development, classroom management, teaching techniques, and
communication skills another 80 hours of additional training are provided to D.A.R.E. instructors to prepare them to teach the high school curriculum.
D.A.R.E. Receives High Marks From America's Leaders
Presidential administrations, governors, members of congress, and state legislators have praised D.A.R.E. Since 1988 Presidential Proclamation declares one day each year National D.A.R.E. Day. State
legislatures have joined with the President and Congress by proclaiming D.A.R.E. Day within their respective states.
D.A.R.E. Training is Unique
D.A.R.E. goes beyond traditional drug abuse and violence prevention programs. It gives children the skills needed to recognize and resist the sublte and overt pressures that cause them to experiment
with drugs or become involved in gangs or violent activities.