Each year, our 5th Graders at Baton Elementary benefit from the D.A.R.E. program led by Lt. Jimmy Harrison. D.A.R.E. is a police officer-led series of classroom lessons that teach children how to resist peer pressure and live productive drug and violence-free lives. D.A.R.E. goes beyond traditional drug abuse and violence prevention programs. It gives children the skills needed to recognize and resist the subtle and overt pressures that cause them to experiment with drugs or become involved in gangs or violent activities.
D.A.R.E. provides students with pencil packs, pencils, erasers, rulers, stickers, zipper pulls, pencil pennants, water bottles, bumper stickers, dare pins, workbooks, a certificate, medal, and a shirt. We take all graduates to Bo's Family Fun in Lenoir after graduation!
Thank you, Lt. Harrison, for all your time & support that you give to our Baton students!
Lt. Jimmy Harrison, D.A.R.E. Officer