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Colusa County Students Graduate D.A.R.E. Program

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During the week of January 26, 2015, a total of 87 students completed the 10 week course with a D.A.R.E. Culmination Ceremony the following schools: Our Lady of Lourdes, Maxwell Elementary School, Princeton Elementary School and Grand Island Elementary School.

D.A.R.E., DRUG ABUSE RESISTANCE EDUCATION, was founded in 1983 by the Los Angeles Police Department and is being implemented in 75 percent of our nation’s school districts and in more than 43 countries. The Colusa County Sheriff’s Office began introducing the D.A.R.E. program into the Colusa County Schools in 1988.

D.A.R.E. is a collaborative program which law enforcement and schools work together to educate students about their personal and social consequences of substance abuse and violence. D.A.R.E.’s mission is to give students the tools to enable them to avoid negative influences and instead, allow them to focus on their strengths and potentials. While establishing positive relationships between students, law enforcement, teachers, parents and community leaders, students are given facts and current information about the harmful effects of tobacco, alcohol and other harmful drugs.

Beginning February 10, 2015, the spring session of D.A.R.E. will include 220 students from Arbuckle Elementary School and Egling Middle School. The tentative Culmination Ceremony for this ession is May 21, 2015 and May 22, 2015 respectively. The Colusa County Sheriff’s Office thanks the teachers and principals for allowing the sheriff’s office to teach D.A.R.E. to their classes.

Lloyd Green Jr, Editor
Lloyd Green Jr, Editorhttps://williamspioneer.com
Lloyd Green Jr. is the Owner and Publisher of the Williams Pioneer Review. He is dedicated in publishing the news and informing the community of Colusa County. Lloyd has been with the publication since 2008, and purchased the business in 2010. Under his ownership the newspaper has grown significantly in subscriptions, publishes weekly, and obtained the title of Newspaper of General Circulation by the Superior Court of Colusa County in Sept. 2017. Lloyd is also the director of advertising, classified manager, legal notice clerk, and circulation manager. To contact Lloyd, email him at lloyd@colusacountynews.net or call (530) 458-4141 ext. 100.

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