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:

  1. Hold an event to raise awareness of the Red Ribbon Week activities. 
  2. Order and display Red Ribbon materials with the National Red Ribbon Theme
  3. Take photos demonstrating students participating in the event at your school. 
Submission Instructions: 

To Get Your Points:

  1. Complete the activity as described above.
  2. Take photos/video of students participating in the activity.
  3. Click "Submit Points."
  4. Fill out the online submission COMPLETELY
  5. Enter the name and email of the submitter  
  6. Upload your photos/video and a brief description of the activity (including the date of completion and any people pictured in the photo).
  7. Multiple individual classroom presentations or school assemblies will only be approved as one submission
  8. Schools must take new photos with and submit these pictures to earn points again for the current year. 
  9. 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  

            Facebook     #ReduceTeenCrashesDelCoOH

            Twitter         @ReduceOHCrashes 

            Instagram    @reduceteencrashesdelcooh



Jackie Bain, SAFE Delaware County Coalition coordinator


Office: 740-203-2083