Baymonte fifth graders graduated from Scotts Valley Police Department’s D.A.R.E. program. In this program, students learned accurate information about alcohol and drugs, decision-making skills, how to resist peer pressure, and ideas for alternatives to drug use and violence. The Scotts Valley Police Department D.A.R.E. program’s primary mission is to provide children with the information and skills they need to live drug and violence-free lives. Through D.A.R.E. they establish positive relationships between students and law enforcement, teachers, parents, and other community leaders. At the end of their program each fifth grader is asked to write an essay about what they learned in the D.A.R.E. program. Two essay winners were chosen to read their essays in the graduation ceremony. Thank you, S.V.P.D., for investing in our students!