The D.A.R.E. program began its first year in West Lafayette in August of 1997. Since then 100's of children have been educated to say "NO" to drugs and violence and have had fun while learning.
The West Lafayette Schools and the West Lafayette Police Department have dedicated themselves to D.A.R.E. not just to educate our youth about the dangers of drugs and violence, but for the many other positive messages the D.A.R.E. program offers. Topics such as self-esteem, pressure, stress, and consequences all play a huge role in whatever children choose to be drug free. Class interaction and role-playing are among the favorite activities used to involve all students.