the most rewarding activities for CARE members is visiting
elementary schools as role-models. Generally, CARE students role
model at their former elementary school.
There are two types of
role-modeling: alternatives and skits.
On an alternative day, CARE
members talk to the fifth grade DARE students about what they do
instead of drugs. Teens talk about and demonstrate their talents
in sports, music, and other activities. Often, they bring props
or dress in uniforms related to hobbies or activities.
Skit days are a lot of fun and
require minimal acting skills. There are three main skits CARE
members perform. Each one is based on a peer-pressure type of
situation. Before a CARE role-model makes a decision, the scene
is "frozen" and a fifth grade DARE student steps in to
determine the outcome.
On both days there is plenty
of time for questions. CARE members leave a CARE business card
(shown below) with their phone numbers in case a DARE
student has a question or a problem.