The Mercer County D.A.R.E. program is offered in all fifth grade classes in Mercer County. Its goal is to teach students how to make safe and healthy lifestyle choices. The D.A.R.E. curriculum covers refusal skills, decision making, good communication techniques and much more. Each student who successfully completes the D.A.R.E. Program receives a tee shirt and a certificate at a D.A.R.E. Graduation ceremony.
The Mercer County D.A.R.E. Boosters assist the D.A.R.E. Officers by sponsoring positive events and activities. Speed cup Stacking Tournament for fourth and fifth graders and a Senior Luncheon honoring high school seniors who have remained true to their D.A.R.E. Promise to resist using alcohol, tobacco and illegal drugs. The Mercer County D.A.R.E. Boosters present scholarships to students each year.