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This week, schools across the country are taking a stand for the hopes and dreams of our children through a commitment to drug prevention and education and a personal commitment to live drug free lives with the ultimate goal being the creation of drug free America.
This year’s theme, “Respect Yourself. Be Drug Free.” sends a powerful, positive message to our children.
The Red Ribbon Campaign is the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation, reaching millions of young people during Red Ribbon Week, October 23rd – October 31st each year.
WHAT IS RED RIBBON WEEK?
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, October 23 – 31st.
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.
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These student focused health observances take place in October:
Bullying Awareness Month
Bullying can be verbal, physical, or over the internet. Help your children know where to go for help and how to STOP bullying. Check out National Bullying Prevention Center for more info!
Children’s Health Month
At a very young age, children develop habits and behaviors that will affect their life-long health. Visit the CDC’s web site to find out helpful information.
Fire Prevention Month
“Hear the beep where you sleep!” is the Fire Prevention Month theme this year! Make sure all rooms have a working smoke detector and replace the batteries every month! Visit the Fire Prevention web site to find out more!
National School Lunch Week, October 12-16
Created by President John F. Kennedy in 1962, National School Lunch Week (NSLW) is a weeklong celebration of the school lunch program. The NSLW 2015 theme is “School Lunch Snapshot” It’s about sharing the best, real images of today’s school lunch-fresh fruits and veggies, whole grains, milk, and smiling students. Check out their web site for more information! Click here to get started!
National Teen Driver Safety Week, October 18-24
Teenagers mirror their parents in many behaviors, including behind the wheel of a car! Show your child how to be a responsible, safe driver. Let’s do our part to bring the accident statistics DOWN. Visit the National Teen Driver Safety Week web site to find out more!
Red Ribbon Week, October 23-31
In 1988, National Family Partnership sponsored the first Red Ribbon Celebration. Today, the Red Ribbon serves as a catalyst to mobilize communities to educate youth and encourage participation in drug prevention activities. Visit the Red Ribbon Campaign for more information.