Red Ribbon Week Kicks Off At Different US Schools

By on Oct 25, 2010 in Colleges, Current Events, Education, United States, World Comments

Red Ribbon WeekRed Ribbon Week has nothing to do with the famous bakeshop in the Philippines. Rather, it is an alcohol, tobacco and other drug and violence prevention awareness campaign observed every year in October in the United States to pay tribute to Drug Enforcement Administration agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena who gave his life in the fight against drugs. For this year, it is scheduled on October 23 to 31, 2010.

As for this year’s celebration, different schools in the US have their own way of participating in the Red Ribbon Week.

Mill Creek Elementary School‘s theme this year is to “Make An Extreme Commitment” to be drug free. An event is planned for the kids each day this week to increase awareness about drugs and their dangers.

Every school in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District will also take part on the Red Ribbon Week. Decorating classrooms with red ribbons, passing out pledge bracelets, wearing lots of red, working on classroom posters and practicing how to say “no” to drugs are some of the activities scheduled for them.

Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) in the Pepperell High School chalked encouraging messages on asphalt for the children of Pepperell Primary School. Inside the primary school’s entrance road, an oval with the word “DRUGS” is crossed out.

York High School celebrates Red Ribbon Week with different activities planned for each day of the week thru the effort of Youth Against Alcohol and Drugs (YAAD). Students place red ribbons around trees at the high school and teachers hand out red ribbon stickers. They also have plans to do a drug and alcohol-free cheer at York Elementary School. Everyone is encouraged to wear red on Friday, to show their support on the Red Ribbon Week.

Every year, millions of Americans celebrate Red Ribbon Week to remember Kiki and to take a stand against illegal drugs.

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