Dare Iowa
Proudly serving the Youth of Iowa.
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2018 Iowa DARE Conference,  Decorah, Iowa

July 15th-17th.
Country Inn Decorah, IA  2042 State Hwy 9 
Conference Agenda:  Click  HERE
They are now taking reservations for Sunday and Monday evening, be sure to mention that you are with DARE Iowa when making your reservations. It is not required but we are asking those members with the same agency to consider sharing a room for this conference. The full page of scheduled events will be posted as soon as it is available. The annual business meeting and banquet will be held on Monday.
DARE Iowa will be paying for all lodging, you may have to give a credit card to reserve your room when making the reservation.

Poster Contest Rules,  Click  HERE 
2018 Conference Registration Form,  Click  HERE

DARE Iowa plans to host the DARE Officer Training beginning on September 16th, 2018. The training will be held at Camp Dodge in Johnston, Iowa.   For further details & information click on the two documents below.

DARE Iowa DOT #36 Application Packet,  CLICK HERE
DARE Iowa registration form,  CLICK HERE

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 our new Web Page, 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. Dan Brown has resigned his position as Coordinator

effective the end of May and Terry Dehmlow has assumed those duties along with his Treasurers position on an interim basis. We thank Dan for his many years of service to DARE Iowa.

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.