Dare Iowa
Proudly serving the Youth of Iowa.
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D.A.R.E. DAY   April 22nd, 2021
DARE Day message from President John Sheahan

D.A.R.E. Iowa Mission Statement

"The mission of D.A.R.E. Iowa is to improve the quality of life for the youth of the state by assisting them to avoid harmful choices through developing and coordinating the resources and training necessary to permit local D.A.R.E. Officers, schools, and communities to effectively provide D.A.R.E. instruction to the young people of the Iowa."

Welcome to  DAREIOWA.ORG

DARE Iowa  is excited to be offering this updated web page for our members. Please take time to look over the different menu options.

For further information from DARE America, please click on the link in the upper right corner of

this page. We will continue to use this web page to communicate with the members of the IDOA.

You will be able to access the forms necessary to order shirts beginning in August of 2016. All information must be returned via mail or email when placing the orders. When ordering your shirts you are also agreeing to submit Pre and Post-test results upon completion of next years programs.

We welcome your comments on how we may improve this web page and please include any suggestions you may have to achieve those results.

Here is the official DARE America Marijuana Discussion Guide to be used in conjunction with your elementary curriculum to address the issue of the missing drug facts information. To download; click here.

There was valuable information provided at the 2015 conference by Dale Woolery ODCP regarding marijuana issues in Iowa. He has provided a download file for those officers wishing to have the information. Please CLICK HERE for the file.

D.A.R.E. Educators

Generally, educators should blend D.A.R.E. curriculum with their service learning   units, community service projects (including wearing their D.A.R.E. t-shirts when out in the community), connecting officers with physical fitness, after school, or athletic programs. Why not have Daren as a team mascot? Encourage community sports and recreation programs to invite D.A.R.E. officers to participate or at least recognize D.A.R.E. on their printed materials. The D.A.R.E. curriculum also fits within health classes, guidance classes, and character education classes. Why not invite the D.A.R.E. officer for a day to meet with students in classes other than the one designated as the "D.A.R.E. class". This also links with school-to-work or career classes where workplace skills are emphasized -- the same skills D.A.R.E. addresses.

To arrange for a D.A.R.E. officer to visit your school or to request starting a new DARE Program in your school, please contact:

Terry Dehmlow
P.O. Box 76
Denver, IA  50622
(319) 269-4104

If you have a story that portrays D.A.R.E.'s positive influence in your schools today, please submit it for other educators to view and use to enhance their community.