New D.A.R.E. Program Starts at FMMS

Many of us probably remember the stuffed lion pictured below. His name is Daren, the mascot for D.A.R.E. Although the mascot hasn’t changed much, the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program sure has.

The old program was very popular, but has been deemed ineffective by most research. The new DARE program known as DARE/keepin’ it REAL was first introduced at the middle-school level in 2008. Later, in 2013, the DARE/keepin’ it REAL elementary curriculum was released. Not only does this new program provide lessons on drugs and violence, it also includes curriculum on today’s modern challenges such as bullying, internet safety/social media, and social situations.

This revamped program is centered around improving social skills and decision making. The program encourages students to think out situations whether they are drug-related, between peers, or individual-based. FMCSD is excited about giving our students an opportunity to engage with themselves, each other, and the Fort Madison Police Department. 

Pictured above is Officier Brown teaching the first lesson of the DARE/keepin’ it REAL elementary curriculum to our 5th graders. 

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New D.A.R.E. Program Starts at FMMS



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