About the Program
Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) is beginning its 30th year for the Troy Police Department and the Triad School District. The D.A.R.E. Program educates students both about the harmful effects of drugs and how to resist any pressures they may face to experiment with alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, or inhalants.
The program consists of 10 different 45-minute lessons. Topics include self-esteem, decision-making skills, ways to say "no," proper consideration of consequences, and stress management. Students participate through role play, cooperative learning groups, and conversations with older students about living drug-free lives and succeeding in high school without drugs.
The D.A.R.E. Program averages approximately 300 students a year at the Triad Middle School, which encompasses students from Marine, St. Jacob, and Troy.
We have experienced tremendous positive feedback and success from students, parents, and Triad School District staff members. The D.A.R.E. Program has made a lasting impact on the sixth-grade students in our community.
Drugs & Kids
It is a reality every parent must face head-on. You cannot deny or ignore it. As a parent or other concerned caregiver, you are your child's greatest resource. What follows is your resource on drugs in America: descriptions, photos, street names, uses, and other important information.
For more information on the program, contact Officer Mickey Jader.
(Revised August 2019)