DARE is a program offered to all 5th grade students at Orchard Hills Elementary. DARE stands for Drug Alcohol Resistance Education and is desinged to teach students the risks involved with underage drinking, tobacco use and using illegal drugs. The point of DARE is to provide these students with the appropriate knowledge and skill set to make an educated & well-thought out decision when in the future they are confronted with drugs and alcohol. In order to graduate from DARE the students had to write a five paragraph essay that details what they learned from DARE and how they plan to use it to make informed decisions for the rest of their life. One of the fundamental lessons of DARE is to teach the kids that those who drink underage, use tobacco or other drugs are not bad people they are just people who are engaging in risky behavior. The students and teachers at Orchard Hills are grateful for Officer Johnson who volunteers his time and energy to helping us make safe and healthy decisions!