The Best Me Is Drug Free
The National Family Partnership (NFP) announced the national contest for its 27th annual Red Ribbon Week, Oct. 23-31. Red Ribbon Week is the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country. In 1988 after the murder of a DEA agent, parents, youth and teachers in communities across the country began wearing Red Ribbons as a symbol of their commitment to raise awareness of the destruction caused by drugs. This year, families can get involved by entering a contest to promote awareness in their neighborhoods and win a drug prevention grant for their schools.
Families can enter Red Ribbon Week’s® contest to win a $1,000 grant for their school and a new iPad for their homes. To participate in the contest families and students will decorate the front of their homes with this year’s message: “The Best Me Is Drug Free.”
Here’s how students and their families can enter to win $1,000 for their K-12 school and a new iPad:
1.Students bring the Red Ribbon Week® message home by working alongside parents to decorate their front door, mailbox, fence, etc. with this year’s theme “The Best Me Is Drug Free™.”
3.The voting begins! Ask family and friends to vote for your entry at www.redribbon.org/vote Nov. 2-16. Ten lucky winners from regions across theU.S. will win. Winners will be announced at events at their winning schools in December.
Adds the NFP’s Peggy Sapp: “Take the Red Ribbon Week® pledge across Americato help children grow up safe, healthy and drug free.” Visit www.redribbon.org/contest for contest information.