Kindergarteners dressed in red proudly marched down the sidewalk at South Miami K-8 Center to join in celebrating the school’s most recent accolade: Red Ribbon Certification. South Miami K-8 Center is one of eleven schools in Florida selected for this distinguished honor.
Red Ribbon Certified Schools, a program of Informed Families and the National Family Partnership, recognizes schools that improve academic performance by keeping kids drug and alcohol free, and engaging parents and the community.
“The Red Ribbon Certified Schools program provides a wonderful opportunity to honor schools that utilize the Red Ribbon Campaign and other effective prevention strategies year round to help kids grow up safe, healthy and drug-free,” says Peggy Sapp, President & CEO of Informed Families. “Red Ribbon Certified Schools involve the entire community of students, parents, administrators and South Miami citizens in the process. That is prevention at its best.”
The following 11 Florida schools were certified in 2010:
Apopka High School, Orlando, Orange County
Boone High School, Orlando, Orange County
Corner Lake Middle School, Orlando, Orange County
Gotha High School, Windermere, Orange County
Lancaster Elementary, Orlando, Orange County
Legacy Middle School, Orlando, Orange County
Timbercreek High School, Orlando, Orange County
Nautilus Middle School, Miami Beach, Miami-Dade County
Mater Academy of International Studies #1017, Miami, Miami-Dade County
South Miami K-8 Center, Miami, Miami-Dade County
Southwood Middle School, Village of Palmetto Bay, Miami-Dade County
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