Red Ribbon Week is October 23-31. This year’s theme is Send a Message. Stay Drug Free. Red Ribbon Week is an alcohol, tobacco, and other drug and violence prevention awareness campaign observed annually in October in the United States. It began as a tribute to fallen DEA special agent Enrique “Kiki” Camerena in 1985, who had been working undercover for years in Mexico that resulted in the discovery of a multimillion-dollar narcotics manufacturing operation.
Red Ribbon Week is the largest and oldest drug prevention campaign which reaches over 80 million people each year. This year’s theme is a call to action to speak out in support of healthy choices. It’s a reminder that by staying drug free, you are sending a message to yourself and others about how much you value yourself, your overall health, your community and your future.
How do I request Red Ribbons for my school? (Note: Red Ribbons are provided to elementary school students and Red Ribbon wristbands to secondary school students.)
For more information on Red Ribbons and Presentations, contact Denise Smith or call (210) 225-4741. You may also fill out a Presentation Request Form below.
For more information on the Red Ribbon Concerts, contact Alessandra Ytuarte, or fill out the Red Ribbon Concert form below. Red Ribbon concerts are scheduled October 22-24, 2019.