Class of 2011
2011 Youth Advisory Board Parents
Youth Advisory Board (YAB), initiated by D.A.R.E. America in 2000
is composed of 50 members--one student per State in the United States.
Students are selected through a state-wide search.
YAB gives D.A.R.E. graduates an opportunity to speak to issues impacting
the national and worldwide D.A.R.E. program and to advise D.A.R.E.
America and local D.A.R.E. programs, government and community leaders
on drug and violence prevention strategies beneficial to our youth.
addition, the YAB is a working board, leading Peer PLUS Programs
(after-school programs for youth in their communities where there
is interest), engaging in letter writing and media response, as
well as role modeling and speaking at D.A.R.E. functions within
Members of the YAB are eligible for the $20,000 D.A.R.E. America
Scholarship upon their graduation from high school.
News: Five members of the D.A.R.E. Youth Advisory Board participate in DEA’s Just Think Twice website. They are contributors to the “Teens to Teens” blog where they write about various drug issues that they experience in their schools and communities. Check out their blog!
serve to provide youthful input and insight to D.A.R.E. America
as it strives to enhance the D.A.R.E. program for the young people
of the world. We do this as a body representing all drug and violence
free youth from the fifty states of the Union .
work independently, and as a united body, to help others resist
the pressure to become involved in drugs and violence. We will always
remain true to our pledge to be positive role models through our
personal commitment to a drug and violence free life.
will be committed leaders within our states and communities as we
interact with others to promote awareness of, participation in,
and involvement with the D.A.R.E. Program. We will always remember
that we represent millions of young people from across the country
who also strive to remain drug and violence free, and we will always
speak out to champion the values that D.A.R.E. America represents.