Red Ribbon Week


What Red Ribbon Week Does

The Red Ribbon Campaign helps present a unified and visible commitment towards the creation of a DRUG-FREE AMERICA.  In Mahwah, it enables local D.A.R.E. officers to extend an anti-drug message down into the elementary schools. It is an ideal way for people and communities to unite and take a visible stand against drugs. Show your personal commitment to a drug-free lifestyle through the symbol of the Red Ribbon, October 23 - 31st, 2015.  

The Red Ribbon Week Audience

School children in our elementary schools - Betsy Ross, George Washington and Lenape Meadows. The Red Ribbon Campaign® is the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation, reaching millions of young people during Red Ribbon Week®, October 23rd - October 31st each year.

WHY?

The Red Ribbon Campaign® was started when drug traffickers in Mexico City murdered DEA agent Kiki Camarena in 1985. This began the continuing tradition of displaying Red Ribbons as a symbol of intolerance towards the use of drugs. The mission of the Red Ribbon Campaign® is to present a unified and visible commitment towards the creation of a DRUG - FREE AMERICA.

WHO?

National Family Partnership is the sponsor of the National Red Ribbon Week® Celebration. We are helping citizens across the country come together to keep children, families and communities safe, healthy and drug-free, through parent training, networking and sponsoring the National Red Ribbon Campaign®.

WHY SUPPORT THE NATIONAL THEME?

A theme unifies each year's campaign and helps to broadcast one message, creating a tipping point to change behavior.

HOW?

Plan a Red Ribbon celebration. Order and display Red Ribbon materials with the National Red Ribbon Theme. Proceeds from the sale of Red Ribbon theme merchandise helps support prevention programs across America. Order for your family, students, staff, patients, employees and customers and encourage them to wear the red ribbon symbol during Red Ribbon Week®, October 23rd - 31st, 2015.

The proud Sponsors of the National Red Ribbon Campaign® For more information visit us at www.nfp.org and www.redribbon.org

Participant Cost

The program is free to all students.

What You Can Do

If you want to get involved in D.A.R.E programs, you may contact us directly at mahwahalliance@mahwahpd.org,  

Program Description

The Red Ribbon Campaign is now the oldest and largest drug prevention drug program in the nation reaching millions of young people during Red Ribbon Week, generally the last week in October. The Red Ribbon Campaign was started when drug traffickers in Mexico City murdered DEA agent Kiki Camarena in 1985. This began the continuing tradition of displaying Red Ribbons as a symbol of intolerance towards the use of drugs. National Family Partnership is the sponsor of the National Red Ribbon Week Celebration. We are helping citizens across the state come together to keep children, families and communities safe, healthy and drug-free, through parent training, networking and sponsoring the National Red Ribbon Campaign.