Prairie Home fifth grade students graduate from D.A.R.E.
Fifth grade students at Prairie Home R-5 who graduated from the D.A.R.E program Friday morning, heard from 17 year old guest speaker Jennifer Rubin, who has made it her goal to assist with the program.
Since taking D.A.R.E., Rubin has been quite active in promoting and raising funds for the program at schools around the state.
Once she finished the program, her D.A.R.E. officer asked her if she wanted to volunteer at a couple events. Once she was more acclimated with all aspects of law enforcement and found out how dangerous being a police officer was, she thought it was time to assist the program.
"I started a fund-raiser when I was 12 called 'Rockin' for Relief.' We raised funds for law enforcement individuals including firefighters and EMTs who were killed in the line of duty," Rubin said.
Since then, Rubin has raised over $67,000.
Rubin also serves on the D.A.R.E. advisory board where she gets to travel and promote the program.
"I go around the state and speak at D.A.R.E. graduations. I attend state and national D.A.R.E. conferences and go through training as well," Rubin said.
Rubin's goal is to become a police officer.
"I either want to be in drug enforcement or drug prevention," Rubin said.