October 23-27, 2023
- Red Ribbon Week is a national drug prevention and awareness campaign that began following the murder of Enrique Camarena, an undercover DEA agent, in 1985.
- Coalitions began to form by those outraged by his death and the devastation drugs in this country caused - they wore red ribbons to honor him.
- By wearing a red ribbon in October, Americans pledge their opposition to drug abuse.
- Across the nation, students are pledging to avoid tobacco, drugs, alcohol, and violence.
DID YOU KNOW?
Children of parents who talk to teens regularly about drugs are 42% less likely to use drugs than those who don’t – yet only a quarter of teens report having these conversations?!
This year our Camp Creek ES PTA Health Committee has organized several events in honor of Red Ribbon Week, October 23 through October 27 (see below).
The 2023 theme is…Be Kind to Your Mind. Live Drug Free.™
Camp Creek Elementary students are encouraged to wear their ribbons all week!
- ❤ Monday, October 23: Wear Red! Wear any and all things red!
- 🧦Tuesday, October 24: Stomp Out Peer Pressure; Wear Tacky Socks/Mismatched Shoes
- ☁ Wednesday, October 25: Follow Dreams, Not Drugs; Wear your favorite school appropriate PJs
- 😎Thursday, October 26: My Future is Bright Without Drugs; Wear Neon or Bright Colors
- 🐾Friday, October 27: CCES is Drug Free! Wear Spirit Wear and Your Red Ribbon
Visit www.redribbon.org to learn more about Red Ribbon Week® and get tips for talking to your kids about drugs.