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“It’s rewarding to know we are changing these kids’ lives,” said McLennan County Sheriff’s Deputy Amber Aguirre, the DARE officer who will be working with my daughter. “It’s about bridging a gap between law enforcement and our youth.”

DARE was founded in 1983 in Los Angeles and is implemented in 75 percent of our nation’s school districts and in more than 43 countries around the world. Millions of U.S. children in more than 300,000 classrooms in 10,000 communities in all 50 states, plus all U.S. territories, will be involved in the DARE program this school year, according to the DARE home page.