To the editor:
I would like to thank the Hillsboro Community Foundation Board of Directors for awarding the Hillsboro Police Department D.A.R.E. program a grant for $400.
D.A.R.E. stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education and is taught by a certified law enforcement officer every year to the fifth-grade classes at Hillsboro Elementary School. The students learn about the consequences of using drugs, alcohol, and tobacco, as well as peer pressure, stressors, and conflict resolution.
This grant will help to purchase educational supplies such as workbooks and certificates for the program.
In these tough economic times, Hillsboro is extremely fortunate to have the Hillsboro Community Foundation available as a resource to qualified programs. Thank you again.
Hillsboro Police Department