Parents, teachers, community members, and District administrators gathered today to celebrate the graduation of the RP Connor 5th grade class from the DARE program.

The Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) program, led by Officers Craig Yustein & Daniel Kiernan, is a way to open up conversations around the dangers of drug, alcohol and nicotine use, and provides students a safe environment to discuss issues of peer pressure, bullying, and other related issues.

Four students were recognized for essays they wrote on the program, and the entire class sang a DARE song before receiving their certificates of completion.

We thank the Suffern Police Department and the Village of Suffern for their continued involvement with our students. #MountiePride #SuffernCentral