P: (336) 570-6159
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DARE Burlington Incorporated is a non-profit organization dedicated in helping kids make healthy decisions and wise choices.  D.A.R.E. Burlington Inc. is composed of a board of directors by volunteers from within the community. Board volunteers come from various backgrounds; such as business owners, leaders, parents, school administrators and three DARE officers.

The purpose of DARE Burlington Inc. is to advise and support the DARE Officers of the Burlington Police Department in their daily duties of promoting anti-drug use and violence prevention. 

DARE Burlington Inc. conducts an annual golf tournament as a fundraiser to provide materials for classrooms, graduations, promotional items, and equipment for the DARE officers. In addition, DARE Burlington sponsors various school events throughout the school year. Our main event is the Annual Middle School Basketball Tournament, which takes place each February. Other events include fifth grade DARE dances and sixth grade reunion dances held in conjunction with THATAWAYS Teen Center. 

DARE Burlington, Inc is a 501(c) (3) organization. All contributions to DARE Burlington Inc. are tax deductible. If you are interested in making a contribution, please contact Drew Barker at 336-229-3503 or  Chad Laws at 336-570-6159  .
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The Burlington Police Department is very proud to offer a two tier curriculum base in our city schools, both public and non-public. This means that a DARE curriculum is taught in elementary and middle schools.

The grade levels targeted are fifth and seventh grades. DARE is taught in a total of 13 schools within the City of Burlington.


Burlington Day School
1615 Greenwood Terrace
Burlington, NC 27215
Phone: (336) 228-0296

Burlington Christian Academy
621 Sixth Street
Burlington, NC 27215
Phone: 336-227-0288

Blessed Sacrament School
515 Hillcrest Avenue
Burlington, NC 27215
(336) 570-0019

Harvey R. Newlin Elementary
316 Carden St.
Burlington, NC 27215-7305

Eastlawn Elementary
502 N. Graham-Hopedale Rd.
Burlington, NC 27217-2945

R. Homer Andrews Elementary
2630 Buckingham Rd. Burlington, NC 27217-3252

Hillcrest Elementary

1714 W. Davis St.
Burlington, NC 27215-3841

Highland Elementary
3720 Bonnar Bridge Parkway
Burlington, NC 
Grove Park Elementary
141 Trail One
Burlington, NC 27215-5531

Marvin B. Smith Elementary
2235 Delaney Dr.
Burlington, NC 27215-5263

Middle Schools

Broadview Middle
2229 Broadview Dr.
Burlington, NC 27217-4303
Turrentine Middle
1710 Edgewood Ave.
Burlington, NC 27215-4938
Burlington Day School
1615 Greenwood Terrace
Burlington, NC 27215
Phone: (336) 228-0296
Burlington Christian Academy
621 Sixth Street
Burlington, NC 27215
Phone: 336-227-0288
Blessed Sacrament School 515 Hillcrest Avenue
Burlington, NC 27215
(336) 570-0019

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D.A.R.E Golf Tournament

The Annual D.A.R.E. Burlington Golf Tournament will be held at Indian Valley Golf Course. This is a fundraiser for the Burlington Police Department D.A.R.E. program. We welcome all to play and would appreciate your help in spreading the word to your families and friends. Hole sponsorships are $100 if you know of anyone who would like to show support in that way.
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Surgeon General Commends Efficacy of D.A.R.E.’s keepin’ it REAL Curriculum

Strong scientific evidence supports the effectiveness of prevention programs; Report states keepin’ it REAL has shown positive effects on substance use.

The United States Surgeon General’s just-issued landmark report on alcohol, drugs and health entitled Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General's Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health, concludes that alcohol and drug misuse, disorders, and addiction, are among America's most pressing public health concerns.  As noted in the report, nearly 21 million Americans – more than the number of people who have all cancers combined – suffer from substance use disorders.   

The exhaustive report’s chapter dedicated to prevention programs concludes that D.A.R.E.’s keepin’ it REAL curriculum is among a number of select programs the Surgeon General identifies as building social, emotional, cognitive, and substance refusal skills that provide children accurate information on rates and amounts of peer substance use.  

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