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Hey everyone, check out our website and blogs where we discuss new topics every month. We are a select group of Youth Advisory Board Members chosen by DEA and DARE America. Thanks, Brenna Smith

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PARIS TN: Henry County D.A.R.E. Program Hosts Fundraiser

 

 

Published: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 12:08 PM CDT
“Dare-in,” mascot of the DARE program, takes a turn at the grill Friday for a fundraiser at Lakeway IGA. According to the supermarket’s manager, Jeremy Lindsey, the cookout and donations raised about $3,500 for the anti-drug program.
 
 
 
 

Shared by Mark Whaley aka Hollywood

  

Contact Urban Outfitters to Stop Selling Products that Promote Prescription Drug Abuse 

Urban Outfitters, the national retail store popular with teens, is currently selling pint glassesflasks and shot glasses made to look like prescription pill bottles. These products make light of prescription drug misuse and abuse, a dangerous behavior that is responsible for more deaths in the United States each year than heroin and cocaine combined. Medicine abuse has increased 33 percent over the past five years with one in four teens having misused or abused a prescription drug in their lifetime. Combined with alcohol, the misuse and abuse of prescription medications can be especially dangerous, making the Urban Outfitter Rx pint and shot glasses and flasks even more disturbing.

 

As recent research from The Partnership at Drugfree.org shows, teens and parents alike do not understand the health risks associated with the misuse and abuse of prescription drugs. In fact, more than a quarter of teens mistakenly believe that misusing and abusing prescription drugs is safer than using street drugs.

 

Tongue-in-cheek products that normalize and promote prescription drug abuse only serve to reinforce the misperception about the dangers associated with abusing medicine and put more teens at risk.

 

Ask Urban Outfitters to remove these products from their stores and website immediately.

 

Feel free to use the information above to help make your point.

 

CONTACT INFO FOR Urban Outfitters:

 

Send an e-mail to:

 

Richard A. Hayne; CEO & Chairman

[email protected]

 

Write a letter:

 

Urban Outfitters, Inc.
5000 South Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19112-1495

 

Sign the Facebook Causes petition by clicking here.

 

When you take action, reply to this e-mail to let us know - and please forward this message to a friend or colleague.

 

Join us and make your voice heard!

 

The Partnership at Drugfree.org 

Contact Urban Outfitters to Stop Selling Products that Promote Prescription Drug Abuse 

Urban Outfitters, the national retail store popular with teens, is currently selling pint glassesflasks and shot glasses made to look like prescription pill bottles. These products make light of prescription drug misuse and abuse, a dangerous behavior that is responsible for more deaths in the United States each year than heroin and cocaine combined. Medicine abuse has increased 33 percent over the past five years with one in four teens having misused or abused a prescription drug in their lifetime. Combined with alcohol, the misuse and abuse of prescription medications can be especially dangerous, making the Urban Outfitter Rx pint and shot glasses and flasks even more disturbing.

 

As recent research from The Partnership at Drugfree.org shows, teens and parents alike do not understand the health risks associated with the misuse and abuse of prescription drugs. In fact, more than a quarter of teens mistakenly believe that misusing and abusing prescription drugs is safer than using street drugs.

 

Tongue-in-cheek products that normalize and promote prescription drug abuse only serve to reinforce the misperception about the dangers associated with abusing medicine and put more teens at risk.

 

Ask Urban Outfitters to remove these products from their stores and website immediately.

 

Feel free to use the information above to help make your point.

 

CONTACT INFO FOR Urban Outfitters:

 

Send an e-mail to:

 

Richard A. Hayne; CEO & Chairman

[email protected]

 

Write a letter:

 

Urban Outfitters, Inc.
5000 South Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19112-1495

 

Sign the Facebook Causes petition by clicking here.

 

When you take action, reply to this e-mail to let us know - and please forward this message to a friend or colleague.

 

Join us and make your voice heard!

 

The Partnership at Drugfree.org 

 

2012 TDOA Officers Sworn In

 

                       Maurice Solomon, Ted Byrd, Dennis Mitchell, Brenna Smith, Bruce Alexander,                                                and Amy Norville are sworn in. 

Six seats were up for election this year. They included East, Middle, and West Tennessee Vice Presidents, Chaplain, Treasurer, and Youth Advisory Board. Only one position was contested. Ted Byrd was challenged by Ryan Rogers for the position of Chaplain. After the votes were counted, it was announced that Ted Byrd had retained his position on the board. 

McKenzie D.A.R.E. Role Models Attend International Conference

The following letter appeared in the McKenzie Banner on Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Dear Editor,

          McKenzie, Tennessee is not a name that you often hear being talked about in various corners of the world, but on July 25-29 it was very well represented to many other cities, states, and nations.  Thanks to the organization of Sgt. Jackie Sykes and Lt. Tim Nanney of the McKenzie Police Department, a group of ten students representing McKenzie High School traveled to Nashville to the International DARE Conference to serve as proctors for DARE America.  Students and adults from McKenzie attended classes, helped with opening ceremonies, assisted with clerical duties associated with training sessions, and performed various tasks assigned by DARE America.  At all times, our students served as role models to the world.  Our group was complimented repeatedly for their work ethic, attitudes, and behavior at the conference. 

          During closing ceremonies, I overheard a lady at the table behind me comment that people were always saying how bad kids are in this day and time.  She continued to say that the students from McKenzie High School were proof that there are still good kids in the world!

          The City of McKenzie and the McKenzie Special School District should be extremely proud of these students and officers who served as our ambassadors to the world.

                                                                             Sincerely,

                                                                             Carol Nanney

 *Students attending were Trevor Smith, Nathan Smith, Brady Wilkes, Seth Jeffrey, Dan Hoffman, Braden Nanney, Nathan Nanney, Riley Toombs, Brenna Smith, and Brianna Buckley.

New McKenzie DARE Officer

      The City of McKenzie’s Police Department introduces its new DARE officer, Christopher Adams. Officer Adams finished two weeks of intense training with the State of Tennessee Dare Association, where he graduated with the highest honors in his class.

     Interim Chief Kim Barker and Mayor Jill Holland attended this ceremony and were very proud of Officer Adams achievement. Officer Adams’ training consisted of him being able to teach Kindergarten through seventh graders. Prior to joining the McKenzie Police Department, Adams worked for the New York Police Department.

     The school resource officer will be announced at a later date when Chief Craig Moates takes office. Jackie Sykes, the SRO and DARE officer for a number of years, resigned from McKenzie Police Department and moved to East Tennessee with his wife to care for an ailing family member.

    Officer Adams has an award-winning personality with children and will be an huge asset to our DARE program and our community, says Interim Chief Kim Barker. 

(Courtesy of the McKenzie Banner, June 25, 2013) 

Adams Completes DARE Training
Chris Adams and Sgt. Scott Staggs with Tennessee Highway Patrol.

The City of McKenzie’s Police Department introduces its new DARE officer, Christopher Adams.

Officer Adams finished two weeks of intense training with the State of Tennessee

Dare Association, where he graduated with the highest honors in his class.

Interim Chief Kim Barker and Mayor Jill Holland attended this ceremony and were very proud of Officer Adams achievement. Officer Adams’ training consisted of him being able to teach Kindergarten through seventh graders. Prior to joining the McKenzie Police Department, Adams worked for the New York Police Department.

The school resource officer will be announced at a later date when Chief Craig Moates takes office. Jackie Sykes, the SRO and DARE officer for a number of years, resigned from McKenzie Police Department and moved to East Tennessee with his wife to care for an ailing family member.

Officer Adams has an award-winning personality with children and will be an huge asset to our DARE program and our community, says Interim Chief Kim Barker.

Urban Outfitters Pulls Prescription-Themed Products

Shared by Mark Whaley

Just over a month ago, we learned that Urban Outfitters, the national retail store popular with teens, was selling pint glasses, flasks and shot glasses made to look like prescription pill bottles. These products made light of prescription drug misuse and abuse, a dangerous behavior responsible for more deaths in the United States each year than heroin and cocaine combined.

The Partnership launched an advocacy effort and petition to ask the company to remove these products from their stores and website, securing more than 4,700 signatures of support.

It was reported today that Urban Outfitters has halted sale of these products. The retailer shared this statement with CNN:  "In this extensive range of product we recognize that from time to time there may be individual items that are misinterpreted by people who are not our customer. As a result of this misinterpretation we are electing to discontinue these few styles from our current product offering."

We thank Urban Outfitters for listening to the calls, emails and letters of parents and families, health care providers, community and government leaders, and for pulling these products from their stores.

Our efforts don’t end here. Take the Pledge today to #endmedicineabuse. 

 

Thank you,

The Partnership at Drugfree.org 

Post Certification Assigned - Course # 13-797

Post Certification for the TN. Highway Patrol – Annual D.A.R.E. Officer’s Training Conference which was held July 9-12, 2013 in Gatlinburg, TN has been approved. This includes officers in attendance from Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, and Mississippi.  
 
CSA/EVOC/Mentally Ill.  26 hours.   

D.A.R.E. American & TJ Maxx

D.A.R.E. America has developed a partnership with TJ Maxx. They are now selling clothing with the D.A.R.E. name on it. 

New DARE Officer in McKenzie, TN

         

                 Chris Adams and Sgt. Scott Staggs with Tennessee Highway Patrol.

      The City of McKenzie’s Police Department introduces its new DARE officer, Christopher Adams. Officer Adams finished two weeks of intense training with the State of Tennessee Dare Association, where he graduated with the highest honors in his class.

     Interim Chief Kim Barker and Mayor Jill Holland attended this ceremony and were very proud of Officer Adams achievement. Officer Adams’ training consisted of him being able to teach Kindergarten through seventh graders. Prior to joining the McKenzie Police Department, Adams worked for the New York Police Department.

     The school resource officer will be announced at a later date when Chief Craig Moates takes office. Jackie Sykes, the SRO and DARE officer for a number of years, resigned from McKenzie Police Department and moved to East Tennessee with his wife to care for an ailing family member.

    Officer Adams has an award-winning personality with children and will be an huge asset to our DARE program and our community, says Interim Chief Kim Barker. 

(Courtesy of the McKenzie Banner, June 25, 2013) 

 








December, 2013 - Murfreesboro D.A.R.E. Graduations

 

2013-2014 TDOA Board Members

Board Members (left to right): Becky Keith, Brenna Smith, Bud Smith, Bruce Alexander, Moose Solomon, Amy Norville, Darrell Hannah, Scott Staggs, Ted Byrd, (Not pictured: Dennis Mitchell)

 

Tennessee D.A.R.E. Officer Training 2014

 December 7-19, 2014 

Natchez Landing State Park 

Pin Oak Lodge

567 Pin Oak Lodge Road

Wildersville, TN  38388

There is no charge for the training. Officers are responsible for lodging and meals. Contact Sergeant Scott Staggs for more information, 615-232-2912.

 Map link available by clicking on "Dare Officer Training" in the Upcoming Events Section. 

Board of Directors

Bruce Alexander, President

Maurice "Moose" Solomon, East Region Vice President

Sheree Robertson, Middle Region Vice President

Dustin Jaco, West Region Vice President

Scott Staggs, DARE State Coordinator

Becky Keith, Secretary

Chrystal Templeton, Treasurer

Ted Byrd, Chaplain

Darrell Hannah, Sergeant-at-Arms

Katelyn Overton, Youth Advisor/Webmaster

For contact information, please click on the Board Members Tab at the top of the main page.

Upcoming Events

Sunday, Dec 3 at 8:00 AM - Friday, Dec 15 8:00 PM
Monday, Jul 16 at 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday, Jul 17 at 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday, Jul 18 at 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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