Kids celebrate being drug-free during Red Ribbon Week


Red Ribbon Week, a national campaign seeking to end drug use each year, is Oct. 23 – Oct. 31. The program is the oldest drug-prevention program in the country, where millions of young people take a stand to be drug-free.

“Love yourself. Be drug free,” is this year’s theme, and throughout the course of the campaign will reach 80 million people in the U.S.

Many of our schools support the national campaign in fun and engaging ways.

At Jerry R. Junkins Elementary School, students have the opportunity to participate in a theme each day, while learning why it is important to stay drug-free:

  • Monday is “Wear Red Day” and students will focus on learning about respect.
  • Tuesday is “Sock out drugs” day, where the lesson is about trustworthiness and citizenship.
  • Wednesday, the Junkins students will “Give drugs the boot” and talk about responsibility.
  • Thursday’s theme is to “Team up against drugs” while learning about fairness for the day.
  • Friday, kids will carry the theme of “Read to succeed and do not do drugs.”
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