Sponsored by the Irvine Police Department, the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) is a program presented to sixth grade students and is aimed at preventing the use of controlled substances, membership in gangs, and violent behavior. The subject matter in the program is taught by sworn police officers during regular school hours in a lecture presentation format using PowerPoint, videos, and demonstrations.
The curriculum provides the students with the specific tools and techniques to resist peer pressure and individual involvement in:
- Criminal activity
- Drug abuse
- Alcohol abuse
- Internet safety