Brian Stolar is a D.A.R.E. Supporter
As a philanthropist and founder of The Pinnacle Foundation, Brian Stolar makes it a duty to give regular donations to D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education). Since 1983, D.A.R.E has provided children with the necessary skills needed to avoid gangs, violence and drugs. Millions of children from around the world are benefiting from this program.
What is D.A.R.E.? It is a police led series of classroom lessons that educates kids on how to ignore peer pressure and live a non-violent and drug-free lifestyle.
Why is Brian Stolar so adamant about supporting organizations like D.A.R.E.? Here are a few facts about young people and drug use, according to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and U.S. Department of Education:
- Tobacco use often leads to marijuana, alcohol, and other dangerous drugs.
- The younger a person starts smoking (or drinking), the more addicted they become.
- Younger smokers tend to get involved in violent situations.
Donations from people like Brian Stolar have enabled D.A.R.E. to spread awareness throughout the nation and around the world. Currently, 75 percent of school districts in the U.S. and 42 countries are participating in this effective program.
Brian Stolar’s contributions, as well as many other donors, have opened the lines of communication between young people and law enforcement. This program has helped in reducing crime rates and has helped neighborhoods from around the globe to become a safer place to live.
D.A.R.E has received high recognition of achievement from various members of congress, state legislators and presidential administrations. Presidential Proclamation has declared one day a year National D.A.R.E. Day – since 1988.
Brian Stolar has also worked with D.A.R.E to renovate a popular ice hockey rink located in Mahwah, New Jersey. He strongly believes that education and awareness is the anecdote to crime. This crime prevention program is recognized as a good model for community policing.