In support of an Anne Arundel County effort to fight drug and alcohol abuse by children, the Westinghouse Foundation contributed $425,000to Project DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education).
Initiated in county schools last September, Project DARE uses specially-trained uniformed county police officers to teach fifth-grade students to "say no" to drugs. The program provides students with accurate information about drugs and alcohol and suggests specific ways to resist peer pressure. Alternatives to drug use also are offered.
The Westinghouse funds go toward the purchase of books, visual aids and audio equipment needed for the presentations.