Red Ribbon Week 2013-2014You may be asking yourself – Red Ribbon Week? What it Red Ribbon Week?
The Red Ribbon Campaign was started when drug traffickers in Mexico City murdered US DEA agent Kiki Camarena in 1985. Kiki was a Drug Enforcement Administration Agent who was tortured and killed in Mexico in1985. Camarena worked his way through college, served in the Marines, became a police officer and ultimately decided to join the US Drug Enforcement Administration. Kiki’s mother tried to talk him out of it. "I'm only one person", he told her, "but I want to make a difference."
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 National Family Partnership organized the first Nationwide Red Ribbon Campaign over 20 years ago. Since that time, the campaign has reached millions of U.S.children and families. The National Family Partnership (NFP) and its network of individuals and organizations continue to deliver his message of hope to millions of people every year, through the National Red Ribbon Campaign.
Revere administrators and parents are planning myriad events to bring attention to the prevalence and dangers of drug use in our surrounding communities. Middle school-aged students can be attracted to drug experimentation, and we would like to hit the challenge of preventing drug us head on with an meaningful presentations and activities designed to promote open discussion and honest reflection on how "The Best Me is Drug Free!"Activities:
Drug Free Door Decorating Contest!
Theme: Drug Free – include a slogan
Judged on Wednesday, October 23rd during homeroom
Winners announced Thursday, October 24th during homeroom
Prize: Donuts on Friday, October 25th during homeroom (1st, 2nd, and 3rd place)Assembly:Cyber Bullying and Cyber SafetyWhen: Wednesday, October 23rdWhere: AuditoriumParents: 8:10-8:50amStudents: Period 2, 3, and 4If you need help quitting drugs:Talk to your parents, doctor, or counselor right away.Website Links:www.netsmartz.org (cyber bullying and cyber safety)