10th Lit Research Paper
Mr.Paruso Did you know that about 200,000 people die a year because of drug abuse?(www.drugabuse.com)That is why the D.A.R.E program is such a good program because it helps chidren k-12,not only in America but in many other countries to make healthy life decisions and also is teaching them how to prevent drug abuse.Thats why I think the D.A.R.E program is a suitable program.
D.A.R.E stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education and what its main goals are is to influence children to make good choices and to educate them about drug abuse and how to avert it from happeing to themselves.The program was founded by Daryl Gates in 1984.(wikipedia.org)Even though the program evolved almost thirty years ago,the purpose has remained the same.The core curriculum of DARE is composed of 17 lessons, one given each week. These lessons are taught by police officers in school classrooms. Lessons last about 45 minutes to 1 hour(http://www.crimesolutions.gov)You learn alot from the D.A.R.E program.
The program has reached many countries which makes it even more better.Even if some children dont get anything from it,there has to be atleast 1 child learning something.This program shows that it cares for kids lives.Teaching kids this program all around the world is making a big impact just on the minds of adolcents.Did you know that Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama declared one day out of the year to be National D.A.R.E day?(procon.org)
The D.A.R.E program is one of those programs that either helps or not but its not putting a negative effect on a kid just becuase the programs intention is to teach children right from wrong and how can you go wrong with a program like that.This isnt a risky program.The costs for receiving D.A.R.E. are minimal. Expenditures include officer training, classroom materials, teaching aids and the officer's time in the classroom. These costs are the responsibility of the participating law enforcement agency and/or school. Communities may be eligible for grant monies from the federal Drug Free Schools and Communities Program to assist with costs.(www.isp.state.il.us)You can sign up for it yourself on the website and it can be for you or if you wanna share D.A.R.E with a group of kids.
Students who enroll in D.A.R.E. have better attendance in the classroom. A 2010 peer-reviewed study on the D.A.R.E. program found that students were more likely to attend school on days they received D.A.R.E. lessons.(procon.org)Learning the program in school is something new the kids in the school dont get to participate in everyday.They get to interact with other kids and the police officers who are teaching the lessons of the program.They get to ask them questions and get to hear real life stories.The children will learn effects of drugs and how to prevent yourself from using them.This program is using the real life technique which makes it more interesting for the kids when the policemen come,they will listen more.
The American kids of today are exposed to drugs so easily.You can get drugs at school,at home,they are very easy to find.Drugs are becoming the normal thing