A Youth outreach program that encourages students to DREAM big.
D.R.E.A.M. is a youth outreach, developed and copyrighted by the Henderson Nevada Police Department (HPD), that encourages students to DREAM big.
The DREAM acronym stands for stands for Decisions, Responsibilities, Education, Achievement, Motivation, and Self-Esteem. The five-week program is designed to teach students how to make positive choices.
During the first week of the program, students are set to learn about the purpose of D.R.E.A.M.S. and create “dream boards.” The students focus on any educational or professional goals that they have, whether it’s to be a professional football player or a police officer. We have them make a collage that focuses on their dreams for their future.
The second and third weeks are scheduled to cover how the brain is impacted during drug abuse and how smoking tobacco and marijuana affects the lungs. The fourth week is set to cover prescription drugs, alcohol abuse and peer pressure. The last week is set to teach students about online safety.
The program is administered by the Mesquite Police Department School Resource Officer.