Get the Word Out About Red Ribbon
Spread the word about Red Ribbon Week in your school and community! Here are some ways to get the message out.
- Wear Red Ribbons and distribute them to your friends, family, school staff and members of your community
- Sponsor a Red Ribbon Week activity through your school or community. For example, organize a 2K run, a bike-a-thon, a poster contest, an essay contest, homeroom door decorating contest.
- Create a bulletin board or other type of display in your school, at your local government center, at your place of worship, or any other high traffic areas where residents or shoppers can see it and learn about Red Ribbon and drug prevention awareness
- Have a Red Ribbon Rally at school or in the community, with performance by local talent or school groups. You can also have a speaker come and talk about the dangers of drug abuse (a law enforcement officer, a recovering teen, a drug free teen, a local celebrity).
- Encourage your principal and teachers to have a school assembly where skits can be performed that focus on staying drug free
- Work with your teachers to demonstrate drug prevention and refusal skills to your classmates
- Promote Red Ribbon at your school’s sporting events by handing out red ribbons, providing information about Red Ribbon Week, and have the parents and students recite/sign a drug free pledge
- Ask the school to have a red shirt or wear red day during Red Ribbon week
- Decorate the school in red for Red Ribbon Week
- Make a drug free pact with your friends. Hold each other accountable. Look out for each other.
- Have your family sign drug free pledges
- Write an article for your school paper and the local paper on the importance of Red Ribbon Week, drug prevention, or staying drug-free
- Contact your local government officials about declaring October 23-31 as Red Ribbon Week in your community
- Post a Red Ribbon Week or drug free message on your social media sites. Let others know you are proud to be drug free and making healthy choices for your future!