National D.A.R.E. Day

April 10, 2001

The cast of Boston Public will present D.A.R.E with a proclamation
Thursday, April 12, 2001 at 9:00 a.m.
University High School, 11800 West Texas Avenue, Los Angeles
Zev Yaroslavsky, Los Angeles County Supervisor, Chief Bernard C. Parks, Los Angeles Police Department, Steve Cooley, Los Angeles County District Attorney, Glenn Levant, Founder & President of D.A.R.E.
Evander Holyfield, Heavyweight Boxer, Spokesperson, Face of D.A.R.E. 2001, Carl Lewis, Olympic Legend, D.A.R.E. Spokesperson, Eric Estrada, Spokesperson, International Face of D.A.R.E., Boston Public Cast Members
Los Angeles – This year, more that 43 million school children around the world will benefit from D.A.R.E., the highly acclaimed program that gives youngsters the skills they need to resist drugs and violence. D.A.R.E. is a police officer-led series of classroom lessons that teach kindergarten through 12th grade children how to lead productive drug-free lives. D.A.R.E. has proven so successful that it is now used in nearly 75 % of our nation’s schools and in more that 53 countries around the world. As the foremost drug education prevention program in the world, D.A.R.E. works assist communities, schools and parents in eliminating drug use among our children.
For further information, please contact Mr. Michael Simon, D.A.R.E. America, at 917-414-5579 or Ms. Stacey Luchs, Boston Public at 310-289-6200.
This media advisory was prepared by Public Information Officer Jason Lee, Media Relations Section 213-485-3586.