Red Ribbon Week is the nation’s oldest and largest drug prevention program and reaches millions of Americans each year from October 23rd to October 31st in thousands of schools, communities and drug abuse prevention organizations. Red Ribbon Anti-Drug Campaign is a community’s response to tragedy to honor Special Agent KiKi Camarena’s memory and visibly show a dedication to avoid drug abuse. Broward County Public Schools and DPI celebrate this substance abuse prevention day of observance every year.
Register for Red Ribbon Week and you could win a custom banner with the name of your school!
More than 80 million people participate in Red Ribbon events each year by wearing red, decorating with ribbons and participating in community anti-drug events. Join us as a unified community to take a stand against drugs and show intolerance for illicit drug use and the consequences to all Americans. Schools, businesses, the faith community, media, families, and community coalitions join together to celebrate Red Ribbon Week in many ways, such as: sponsoring essay and poster contests; organizing drug-free races; decorating buildings in red; handing out red ribbons to customers; holding parades or community events; and by publicizing the value of a drug-free, healthy lifestyle.
Learn more about The Story Behind the Symbol and how the Red Ribbon theme started.
Broward County Teachers can find this year’s district activities in the Prevention CAB Conference, on their CAB Desktop or they can click on the PDF links below.
Red Ribbon Pledges:
- Student Pledge (English)
- Adult Pledge (English)
- Student Pledge (Spanish)
- Adult Pledge (Spanish)
- Red Ribbon Week Pledge Card
Red Ribbon BRAIN Fact Card: Share this card to provide students,parents, and teachers information about the effects of drugs and alcohol on the brain.
Health Teacher Curriculum Resources: Miami Children’s Hospital and Health Teacher Have joined forces to provide Broward Schools with valuable health curriculum access some grade-appropriate activities to enhance your prevention efforts year-round.
There are 6 Project Brain videos focusing on alcohol prevention through health promotion that can be used for Red Ribbon Week.
Project BRAIN is a Social Norms campaign facilitated in numerous Broward County schools, grades 6-12, by DPI. The Project BRAIN health campaign empowers youth to prevent or reduce alcohol consumption. Through the research based Social Norms approach, a change in perception toward alcohol is created resulting in a change in behavior. Find out more at the Project BRAIN pro-social club webpage.
Follow the links below to view them now!