A performance , geared for Grades 5, 6, and 7, is musically designed to instill in young people a sense of pride and confidence in their ability to make good healthy choices. Using a combination of songs, dialogue, and both interesting and creative audio and visual aids, John heightens his audience's awareness of drugs, alcohol and tobacco. The audience is empowered with the self-confidence and self-worth needed to resist peer pressure and "say no". Whether rocking to the song "Say No To Drugs", singing "No No No Tobacco", rapping and hand-jiving to the song "Yourself Belongs To You", or swinging to "I've got the Blues", children are constantly reminded that they have the right to be comfortable and make good, healthy, sound choices.
"I am always impressed with your ability to capture and maintain the audiences attention, as well as gain their participation. Your program is key to youth in the fight against drugs. With positive messages like yours, differences can be made in the community."
Michael C. Mather, Executive Director, Mass. Governor's Alliance Against Drugs
"Once again outstanding...the messages that he sends to the children jells so well with the messages we as D.A.R.E. officers teach everyday in the classroom"
Trooper Len G. Grossman Sr., Mass. State Police D.A.R.E. Coordinator (Woburn, MA Dare Graduation)
"Johnny the K's presentation was one of the more memorable moments at our conference. We highly recommend this wonderful performance. See you next year!"
Mass. D.A.R.E. Conference Coordinators, Ofc. Barry A. Geraghty and Ofc. John Moran
"John gets better and better...he's our favorite performer!"
Worcester, MA, Dare Camp, Sgt. Harold Williams
"John came highly recommended and lived up to all of them... a pleasure to work with. I have had nothing but compliments from people in the audience."
Woburn, MA, Dare Graduation, Sgt. Jerry Scalley
"Children and staff couldn't stop talking about Johnny the K."
Holyoke College DARE Camp, Ofc. David Zolendziewski
"Outstanding...I was impressed with his ability to maintain the campers attention."
Michael Sullivan, Plymouth D.A., Brockton Dare Camp
"John is requested every year and has become our favorite."
Lowell, MA, Dare Camp
You Can Say No