Testimonial: Dare to Dream

For the last twenty five years I have had the opportunity of running the DARE to Dream Summer day Program in the communities of Wrentham, Plainville and Norfolk. Rich has been grateful to speak with our program for the past five years in a row with very positive results. The program is designed to in include alternative activities to include safety workshops, D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) lessons on Alternatives and Building Self Esteem.

We had the opportunity in our grade eight program to have Rich Barnes, a recovering addict, speak to our students on his personal struggles with drugs and alcohol. Mr. Barnes’ presentation was captivating to our students on so many levels. Rich spoke about his drug use and abuse and eventually recovery. I truly admired the message that was delivered. He stressed how important it is to make good choices and decisions in your life and to pursue help when needed. One thing that really stood out to me in hi presentation is how he would reconnect back to his message of making good choices and decisions while he was growing up. All in all just a solid presentation for middle school age students.

I have had the opportunity of hearingRich speak at the high school level and middle school levels and I would highly recommend Rich for any presentations that involve drug use and making positive decisions and choices in your life. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at (508) 541-3330.


DARE Officer Stephen K. Plympton
DARE to Dream Summer Day Program/Norfolk Police Department

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