Mac had his DARE graduate at his school on the 15th. I’m so thankful for programs like this that are in the school, enhancing what we are trying to teach at home.
DARE started in late January and once a week, they would meet with Officer J from our local police department. During the sessions, the kids learned facts about drugs and alcohol, what it does your body and mind and different methodologies to deal with peer pressure.
at the end of their class, each student from the 6th grade class was required to write an essay about why DARE was important and what they had learned from the session. Out of the 80+ essays, 6 were chosen to be read by the writer during the DARE graduation ceremony. I was a super proud mama when Mac came home from school several weeks ago, excited that his essay had been one of the 6 chosen.
He was not thrilled with us,when we made him practice ‘reading’ his essay, yet when it was his turn, he did a fantastic job of reading it to the attendees (friends, family, school staff and 4th and 5th graders.)
super proud of you Mac!