We know kids cannot be fit and healthy if they are on drugs or prone to violence. In light of this be aware that it is Red Ribbon Week and keep communication opened with your children.
Red Ribbon Week is an alcohol, tobacco and other drug and violence prevention awareness campaign. It is observed annually in from October 23 to October 31.
There are many activities in the United States celebrated a drug-free country. Hopkinton, MA (Where the Boston Marathon starts) has a beFREE! Project and Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) chapter.
These students have been and still are joining with the Federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the National Family Partnership (NFP) to promote Red Ribbon Week. Red Ribbon Week. This is an opportunity to bring parents, schools, businesses, and others together to help create a drug free community.
This year’s Red Ribbon Week theme – The Red Badge of Courage- is a reminder for youth to resist alcohol, drug and tobacco use in their lives and communities. It is also a reminder to parents and other adults in the community of the important role they play in youth substance abuse prevention.
Red Ribbon Week draws its roots from the death of Enrique Camarena, an agent with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. He was kidnapped and killed while working undercover investigating drug traffickers. In honor of his memory, friends and neighbors began wearing red satin badges. In1988, NFP organized the first Red Ribbon campaign.
The SADD club at Hopkinton High School, led by faculty advisor Stacey Place and student president Courtney Onofrio is planning a number of activities for the week beginning Monday, October 27. The activities include giving out ribbons to encourage students to live drug-free; having students sign drug-free stickers; and handing out red lollipops as a sweet reminder.
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