D.A.R.E. Association of South Carolina
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30th D.A.R.E. America, 2017 National Training Conference

July 11-13, 2017

Gaylord Texas Resort and convention Center

Book Reservations at link below

info http://conference.dare.org/


SCASRO/SCDARE Association Annual Training Conference in Myrtle Beach, SC

 June11 - June16, 2017 


Early registration January 1- February11th, 2017.

Early Registration fees: $175.00

Conference Fees Paid March 1st- April 30th 2017 will be $200.00

After May 1st 2017 Conference Fee is $250.00

One-Day Registration - $75.00




Who Should Attend:


School Resource Officers          D. J. J. Personnel

D.A.R.E. Officers                    Juvenile Officers

School Administrators               G.R.E.A.T. Officers

Teachers                                        Victim Advocates

Superintendents                          S.R.O. Supervisors

School Board Members              Law Enforcement Administrators

School Safety Personnel             Sheriff’s

Solicitors                                       Chief’s

D.S.S. Personnel                          Department of Education Personnel

Community Leaders                    Mental Health Personnel


Go to website: http://www.scasro.org/membership-application.html for

registration form.


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30th D.A.R.E. America, 2017 National Training Conference

July 11-13, 2017

Gaylord Texas Resort and Convention Center



A dedicated website is now available for attendees to book their hotel rooms online.
Early Reservations starts January 13 - March 31, 2017 at this web address:http://conference.dare.org/

SC DARE Training Center Director Arlene Sharpe received 2017 Distinguish Service Award with Will Gibson-President SC D.A.R.E. Association
2017 SCASRO/SCDARE Conference Opener- Al Garrick, Motivational Speaker with SC D.A.R.E. Association Board Members
SC DARE 2016 Conference Myrtle Beach, SC with former DARE Essay Winner 1994 (center right)
Deputy Will Gibson, speaks at Agape Worship Center, Columbia SC
Bible Way, D.A.R.E. Program Summer 2016




Here you can learn about new nonprofit projects and what's new at our organization.





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Essay Winner:
Tyler Shackelford

D.A.R.E. students and visiting parents/guest

Lake Murray Elementary
Chapin S.C.  

D.A.R.E. Graduation

Parents: John and Jennifer Shackelford, Essay Winner: Tyler, DARE Instructor: Deputy Todd Minemier, Principal Claire Thompson,  and Speaker:  Sheriff Leon Lott, Richland County Sheriff’s Department


2014-2015 Sandy Run School’s
D.A.R.E. Graduation

Sandy Run acting CRAZY good!

Deputy Snead with Essay Winners:
Wyatt Pound, Kendall Prevatte and

Keidedra Glover

Deputy Snead new D.A.R.E. Instructor for Calhoun County

Sheriff Thomas S. Summers, Jr. is proud of his D.A.R.E. Officers And encourages them to keep up the good work!

H.E. Corley Elementary School

H.E. Corley Elementary School

Hyatt Park Elementary School

Hyatt Park Elementary School
Speaker Fraendy Clevaud, Anchor WACH

Sheriff Lott at DARE graduation

Sgt. Barrett at DARE graduation

Sgt McDaniels, Capt. Ewing & Sgt. Barrett listen to essay winner

Dep. Brunson at DARE graduation

Dep. Proctor & Sgt. Wilson at Harbison West Elem. DARE graduation

Sgt. Wilson, guest speaker

Center for Knowledge drug prevention class

2014 Harbison West DARE grads

Dep. Webster with DARESCREAM winners

N. Charleston Police Officer Perry

Guess who?     Mystery reader Dep. Arlene Sharpe

Dep. Sharpe with granddaughter.  Dep. Sharpe and Safety Pup.




DARE Activities

Springdale Elementary 5th grade classes celebrated their D.A.R.E. graduation ceremony on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014.

Principal, Mr. Thackston opened the ceremony welcoming the visitors and congratulating the students on what they had learned.  Special speakers for the event were Springdale Police Chief Kevin Cornett,  Springdale Mayor Michael Bishop, and Young Miss South Carolina, Pete Davis (Fulmer student).   Also in attendance was our Superintendent, Dr. Venus Holland, Mr. Jim Hinton, and Little Miss South Carolina, Sarah Catherine Cantrell (a Springdale student).

The student's learned good decision-making skills which will help them lead safe and healthy lives.  The D.A.R.E. Vision states “A world in which students everywhere are empowered to respect others and choose to lead lives free from violence, substance abuse, and other dangerous behaviors.”

At the completion of the 10-week program, students were asked to write a one page essay on what they had learned.  The winners were:

  • Cassidy Thomas-Overall 5th grade winner

  • Riley Chandler- Winner from Mrs. Pyle's class

  • Peyton Owens- Winner from Mrs. Broome's class

  • Lexi Moti-Winner from Mrs. Pope's class

We are so proud of all of our students!  Thank you to all who helped them in this important endeavor.

 Superintendent, Dr. Venus Holland, School District Two 


Mayor Michael Bishop, Chief Kevin Cornett, Young Miss SC Anna Davis and Little Miss SC Sarah Catherine Cantrell


2014 Springdale Elem. D.A.R.E. Graduation with Principal Mr. Thackston
Chief Kevin Cornett- Mayor Michael Bishop, and Young Miss South Carolina, A.Davis


For Red Ribbon Week the students at Rice Creek Elementary decorated their 5th grade doors. D.A.R.E became the focus with Drug Abuse Resistance Education as the theme.

Deputy Karen Bailey, the S.R.O./D.A.R.E. Officer, would like to share these pictures. Deputy Bailey was delighted and inspired that her D.A.R.E. students decided to use their talents to send a message with each picture (door) that drugs are not going to be a part of their life and that D.A.R.E. is helping to make a difference.

























The Next Campaign To End Hunger!

The Anti-Poverty Task Force is planning a new campaign to end hunger among the socially underprivileged and homeless. For information on how you can help, call 8033480218!



New Volunteers
We are pleased to announce the arrival of new volunteers. Now we have reinforcements for our nonprofit projects!

Coloring Pages

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