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Big Island Students Complete DARE Program

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Students across Big Island public schools were recognized in a celebration after completing the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) program.

Throughout the 2020-21 school year, School Resource Officers were able to provide 10 DARE lessons while complying with COVID-19 restrictions. Even though a majority of students were not in school, officers felt the information was still important enough to be taught.

The DARE curriculum teaches students decision-making skills for safe and healthy living.

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SROs taught the program at Hilo Intermediate, Ha’aheo Elementary, Kaumana Elementary, Honoka’a Elementary and Pa’auilo Elementary schools. Students that completed the lessons were able to participate in a celebration, with students earning certificates, prizes and other awards for their participation.

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