Celebrate Red Ribbon Week® October 23rd - October 31st each year at your school.
The Red Ribbon Campaign® is the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation, reaching millions of young people during
- It is an ideal way for people and communities to unite and take a visible stand against drugs. Show your 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 DEA agent Kiki Camarena in 1985. This began the continuing tradition of displaying Red Ribbons as a symbol of intolerance towards the use of drugs. The mission of the Red Ribbon Campaign® is to present a unified and visible commitment towards the creation of a DRUG - FREE AMERICA.
- National Family Partnership is the sponsor of the National Red Ribbon Week® Celebration. We are helping citizens across the country come together to keep children, families, and communities safe, healthy and drug-free, through parent training, networking and sponsoring the National Red Ribbon Campaign®.
- A theme unifies each year’s campaign and helps to broadcast one message, creating a tipping point to change behavior.
Here are some ideas to make this year's Red Ribbon Week celebration the best yet!
- Plan a School-Wide Red Ribbon Rally
- Work with your teachers to plan fun celebration days during Red Ribbon Week
- Encourage your friends to participate. Use those themed days as an opportunity to discuss the dangers of underage drinking and drug use with your peers.
- Wear Red Day
- Put A Cap On Drugs (Hat Day)
- Put A Sock On Drugs Day
- Be On A Drug Free Team Day (Wear Your Favorite Team Gear)
- Shade Out Drugs Day (Wear Sunglasses
- Make a drug free pact with your friends. Promise to hold each other accountable to it.
- Write an article about the importance of Red Ribbon Week in your school newspaper.
- Organize or participate in essay contests held in your school.
- Contact a local governmental official about declaring October 23rd-31st Red Ribbon Week in your community.
- Use our social media tips to post Red Ribbon Week messages on your Facebook and Twitter accounts.
- Watch the” Natural High” celebrity videos and tweet your natural high to your favorite celebrity! You can also upload how you #livenaturallyhigh on Instagram
- Organize a “Miles of Quarters Campaign”
- Enter the Red Ribbon Photo Contest for a chance to win an iPad for you and your family - and $1,000 for your school.
- Take a stab at creating the 2020 National Red Ribbon Theme. Gain national recognition and $500 of Red Ribbon theme merchandise for your school. This year's theme was created by Isabella Ware from Griswold, CT.
- Join SADD at your school or start a SADD chapter.
To complete this activity:
- Hold an event to raise awareness of the Red Ribbon Week activities.
- Order and display Red Ribbon materials with the National Red Ribbon Theme
- Take photos demonstrating students participating in the event at your school.
To Get Your Points:
- Complete the activity as described above.
- Take photos/video of students participating in the activity.
- Click "Submit Points."
- Fill out the online submission COMPLETELY
- Enter the name and email of the submitter
- Upload your photos/video and a brief description of the activity (including the date of completion and any people pictured in the photo).
- Multiple individual classroom presentations or school assemblies will only be approved as one submission
- Schools must take new photos with and submit these pictures to earn points again for the current year.
- Points for all award levels will be counted instantaneously, but the Silver Award will not be granted until a participating school has earned the Bronze Award!
Share photos and video to school social media sites
Jackie Bain, SAFE Delaware County Coalition coordinator