D.A.R.E. program was started by a group of Los Angeles police officers and
schoolteachers that were concerned because kids were taking drugs. These
drugs were destroying kidsí lives. The police officers and
schoolteachers joined forces and launched D.A.R.E. to teach kids about the
dangers of drugs and violence, and how to protect themselves from it.
police wanted to steer kids away from dangerous drugs and help them make
smart choices, like playing sports and starting hobbies instead of using
drugs and hanging out on the streets.
was born in Los Angeles, California in 1983 and now is taught in all 50
states in the U.S., as well as in 53 countries. All in all, the D.A.R.E.
program will reach 50 million children around the world this year alone.