Fifth grade students at Virgin Valley Elementary School started their D.A.R.E. program in early January. The program is taught at both locations by Officer Wilkins who has received 80 hours of specialized training, which certifies him to teach the D.A.R.E. curriculum.
The D.A.R.E. program focuses on several areas of individualized objectives which include: refusal strategies, communication skills, fact based logic exercises, and informative beliefs reference tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs.
Funding for the program at both locations is provided in part by a grant from the Nevada Community Partnership Coalition.