Red Ribbon week is this week!
Some of our activities are
Monday- Don't Sleep through Your Life! Wear PJ's-- Students were given their own "red ribbon" a wrist band
Tuesday- from Head to Toe We are Drug Free- Crazy Hair & Sock Day
Wednesday- Superhero's don’t do Drugs- Dress Like a Superhero Day
Thursday- Unite to Fight Against Drugs- Wear RED! - There will be a drug free pledge students can sign at lunch
Friday- Don't Be Afraid to Say NO! To Drugs!- Hats & Halloween
Each day students who are wearing their red ribbon, or the theme for the day will be recognized-
Thanks for your support and JUST SAY NO to drugs and alcohol
Enrique (Kiki) Camarena was a Drug Enforcement Administration Agent who was tortured and killed in Mexico in 1985. When he decided to join the US Drug Enforcement Administration, his mother tried to talk him out of it. "I'm only one person", he told her, "but I want to make a difference."
On Feb. 7, 1985, the 37-year-old Camarena left his office to meet his wife for lunch. Five men appeared at the agent's side and shoved him in a car. One month later, Camarena's body was found. He had been tortured to death.
In honor of Camarena's memory and his battle against illegal drugs, friends and neighbors began to wear red badges of satin. Parents, sick of the destruction of alcohol and other drugs, had begun forming coalitions. Some of these new coalitions took Camarena as their model and embraced his belief that one person can make a difference. These coalitions also adopted the symbol of Camarena's memory, the red ribbon.
The Red Ribbon serves as a catalyst to mobilize communities to educate youth and encourage participation in drug prevention activities.