Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.)

Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) is a 12 week program that is taught to all sixth grade students by specially trained, uniformed police officers. Thousands of Sartell students have successfully graduated from this nationally recognized anti-drug and anti-violence program.

The D.A.R.E. program is positive and avoids scare tactics. The program instructors rely on accurate information and have a straight forward approach. Students learn from skilled, caring experts in an atmosphere of trust and honesty.

The D.A.R.E. lessons focus on:

  • Providing accurate information about drugs and alcohol
  • Teaching students decision-making skills
  • Showing them how to resist peer pressure
  • Suggesting healthy alternatives to drug use
  • Building self-esteem

Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T)

Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) is a nine week program that is taught by a trained uniformed police officer. G.R.E.A.T. is taught to all eighth grade students. The program is designed to help the students become responsible members of their communities, by setting goals for themselves, resisting pressures, learning how to resolve conflicts, and understanding how gangs adversely impact the quality of their life.

The G.R.E.A.T. Program focuses on:

  • Crime Victims and Your Rights
  • Cultural Sensitivity/Prejudice
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Meeting Basic Needs
  • Drugs/Neighborhoods
  • Responsibility
  • Goal Setting