Schools highlight drug-prevention efforts during Red Ribbon Week


Red Ribbon Week is officially Oct. 23-31 this year, which focuses on drug prevention through a variety of activities.

Dallas ISD schools across the district often participate with themed days that tie in with an anti-drug message. Campuses may share photos and information about their activities via email to or by filling out this form.

District schools may also share social media posts by tagging us with @dallasschools on Twitter, @dallasisd on Instagram or @DallasISD on Facebook.

The 2018 theme is “Life Is Your Journey. Travel Drug Free,” which was created by Ohio middle school student Taeya Moore. In addition to activities during the week, students are asked to sign the pledge that they will stay drug-free.

Since 1985, Red Ribbon Week has been a dedicated time to raise awareness of the killing and destruction caused by drugs. The effort was sparked by the murder of DEA Agent Enrique Camarena, after which parents and youth across the country began wearing red ribbons to show their commitment for drug prevention.

The annual event is coordinated by the National Family Partnership. Find information and resources here.


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