ERIC Number: EJ894881
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Students Transform Drug Runners' SUV into Winning D.A.R.E. Vehicle
Smith, Earl L.
Tech Directions, v69 n7 p18-19 Feb 2010
After confiscating a 1997 Chevy Tahoe in a drug bust, the Campbell County Sherrif's Department asked the author and his students to convert a drug transport vehicle into a D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) vehicle. Founded in 1983, D.A.R.E. is an organization that puts police officers in K-12 classrooms to teach students a series of lessons on how to resist peer pressure and live drug- and violence-free lives. Its program is now being implemented in 75% of U.S. school districts and 43 countries worldwide. This article describes the efforts of the author and his students which earned them a first place award at the national D.A.R.E. convention.
Descriptors: Drug Education, Police, Drug Abuse, Drug Use, Peer Influence, Auto Mechanics, High School Students, Skilled Workers, Motor Vehicles, Technology Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
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