Red Ribbon Week
(October 24 – October 28, 2016)
WHAT IS RED RIBBON WEEK?
An ideal way for people and communities to take a visible stand against drugs and to show their personal commitment to a drug-free lifestyle through the symbol of the red ribbon.
The Red Ribbon Campaign was started when drug traffickers in Mexico City murdered Kiki Camarena, a DEA agent, in 1985. This began the continuing tradition of wearing and displaying red ribbons as a symbol of intolerance towards the use of drugs. The purpose of the Red Ribbon Campaign is to present a unified and visible commitment toward the creation of a DRUG-FREE AMERICA.
Red Ribbon Week Activities
Monday (Oct. 24, 2016) - “I Elect To Be Drug Free”
Wear Red, White and Blue Day
Tuesday (Oct. 25, 2016) – “Stomp out Drugs”
During morning announcements we all stomp for 30 seconds to “stomp out” drugs)
Wednesday (Oct. 26, 2016) - “Put A Cap On Drugs”
Wear a silly hat to school or add an anti-drug message to a hat you already have
Thursday (Oct. 27, 2016) – “Drugs Turn You Inside Out”
Wear mix matched clothes, or wear shirts inside out)
Friday (Oct. 28, 2016) - “Team Up Against Drugs”
Wear your favorite sports team clothing