Red Ribbon Week: Schools Can Win a Drug Prevention Grant

Red Ribbon Week® is the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country.

In 1985 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, the national contest for the 27th annual Red Ribbon Week® runs October 23 through 31 by The National Family Partnership® (NFP).

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.

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 FreeTM.”

Here’s how students and their families can enter to win $1,000 for their local K-12 school and a new iPad for their home:

  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™.”
  2. Take a photo with the family and their Red Ribbon Week® decoration, then upload by Nov. 2 to or (must be parents or 18+ to upload photos).
  3.  The voting begins! Ask family and friends to vote for your entry at Nov. 2-16. Ten lucky winners from regions across the U.S. will win. Winners will be announced at events at their winning schools in December.

Take the Red Ribbon Week® pledge across America to help children grow up safe, healthy and drug free.

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