RED RIBBON WEEK
OCTOBER 22-26, 2012
So, what is Red Ribbon Week? In 1985, Special Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) was working undercover in Mexico when he was caught, tortured, and murdered by drug traffickers. IDEA, along with the Virginia Federation of Parents, organized the first National Red Ribbon Campaign to recognize Kiki’s fight. The Red Ribbon became the symbol of zero tolerance for illegal drug use and a commitment to a drug-free lifestyle. The Red Ribbon campaign helps to build individual and community awareness regarding alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use and addiction, and publicizes the prevention and intervention programs available to address these social concerns.
We’re hoping to bring some of this awareness to Graham by providing education opportunities, fun activities, and special events.
Help join the fun by participating in theme days during the week:
Monday: GROWING UP DRUG FREE
Students will be given “Growing up Drug Free” workbook
Tuesday: TURN YOUR BACK ON DRUGS
Students will wear their shirts backwards
Wednesday: TOO SMART TO START
Students will receive a bookmark they can decorate
Thursday: DON’T LET DRUGS SNEAK UP ON YOU
Students will wear sneakers to school
Friday: WEAR RED DAY
Students will receive a red ribbon week sticker