Nearly 1,000 Bossier 5th graders will graduate from the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program at seven elementary schools throughout Bossier Parish this week.
The D.A.R.E program is a semester-long curriculum taught by Sheriff’s deputies to give students the skills they need to avoid involvement in drugs, gangs and violence. The deputies also show the students how to resist peer pressure and avoid bullying.
Graduations are as follows:
- May 6, 9:30 a.m., Stockwell Place Elementary
- May 6, 1 p.m. Apollo Elementary
- May 7, 9:30 a.m., W.T. Lewis Elementary
- May 7, 1 p.m., Kerr Elementary
- May 8, 1 p.m., Princeton Elementary
- May 9, 9 a.m., Meadowview Elementary
- May 9, 1 p.m., Legacy Elementary
“The D.A.R.E. instruction continues to be one of the most productive programs aimed at teaching our children about the dangers of drugs and violence and helping them make wise choices in order to avoid those harmful behaviors,” said Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington, a former D.A.R.E. instructor and mentor.