|President:||Francisco X Pegueros, President and CEO|
(Drug Abuse Resistance Education) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that was created in 1983 in Los Angeles, CA to educate children on the dangers of drug use. D.A.R.E has programs that provide children with the tools they need to avoid drugs, gangs and violence. D.A.R.E allows law enforcement, and local schools come together to educate children about the threats of drug abuse and violence. D.A.R.E. curricula is designed and implemented in grades K-12. D.A.R.E is a non-government organization but has received funding from the government that equals less than one percent of total funding.
According to their website, "D.A.R.E.'s primary mission is to provide children with the information and skills they need to live drug-and-violence-free lives."
D.A.R.E. America began in 1983 by LA Police Chief Daryl Gates and the Los Angeles School District to combat the drug war that started in the 1970s.
D.A.R.E. America is led by President Francisco Pegueros and the Board of Directors.
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