RED RIBBON WEEK Ideas/Activities

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  1. TeacherSandra

    TeacherSandra Enthusiast

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    If you have any great ideas, would you mind sharing them here?
    I really love all the daily dressups:

    Sock it to drugs (wear colorful socks)

    Put a cap on drugs (wear a cap)
     
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  3. DizneeTeachR

    DizneeTeachR Virtuoso

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    Just an idea
    Put a stop with a top (red shirt day)

    Just say Nay in your PJs (pj d

    Say adieu with your shoe (have crazy shoe day or mismatched shoe day)
     
  4. Upsadaisy

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    Give the boot to drugs .... wear boots
    Live a clean life ... everyone wears something bright white
    Hugs not drugs .... bring a favorite stuffed animal
    Drugs will set you back .... walk backwards, or wear clothing backward
    I don't use drugs, I'm bright ... wear bright clothing



    activities:
    Make posters about healthy choices
    Make collage with pictures of what kids want to be when they grow up (use magazine pictures)
    Sign a statement to stay drug free and post it on the door (make it like a scroll)
    Make a list of all the things kids will do instead of making unhealthy choices (play football, get exercise, pick positive friends)
    Stay on the right track - make a BB with train tracks and a different train car for each student
     
  5. WaterfallLady

    WaterfallLady Enthusiast

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    When is Red Ribbon Week?
     
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    Turn your back on drugs - Backwards Day
    Team up against drugs - jerseys/team wear
    Partner up against drugs - twin day
     
  7. Red Ribbon MOM

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    What is Red Ribbon?...

    About the Event
    Red Ribbon Week is the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country. Although the start end dates can vary slightly depending on the organization and source, Red Ribbon Week generally takes place the last full week in October, with the weekends before and following the last full week included as appropriate celebration dates. This year Red Ribbon Week will be celebrated October 17-25, 2009 .

    Red Ribbon Week serves as a vehicle for communities and individuals to take a stand for the hopes and dreams of our children through a commitment to drug prevention and education and a personal commitment to live drug free lives with the ultimate goal being the creation of drug free America.

    And, perhaps more importantly, Red Ribbon Week commemorates the ultimate sacrifice made by DEA Special Agent Enrique "Kiki" Camarena, who died at the hands of drug traffikers in Mexico while fighting the battle against illegal drugs to keep our country and children safe.



    The Story Behind the Symbol
    Enrique "Kiki" Camarena grew up in a dirt-floored house with hopes and dreams of making a difference.

    Camarena worked his way through college, served in the Marines and became a police officer. When he decided to join the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, his mother tried to talk him out it. "I can't not do this," he told her. "I'm only one person, but I want to make a difference."

    The DEA sent Camarena to work undercover in Mexico investigating a major drug cartel believed to include officers in the Mexican army, police and government. On Feb. 7, 1985, the 37-year-old Camarena left his office to meet his wife for lunch. Five men appeared at the agent's side and shoved him in a car. One month later, Camarena's body was found in a shallow grave. He had been tortured to death. 1

    Within weeks of his death in March of 1985, Camarena's Congressman, Duncan Hunter, and high school friend Henry Lozano, launched Camarena Clubs in Imperial Valley, California, Camarena's home. Hundreds of club members pledged to lead drug-free lives to honor the sacrifices made by Camarena and others on behalf of all Americans. 2 These coalitions began to wear red badges of satin, red ribbons, as a symbol Camarena's memory. The Red Ribbon Week campaign emerged from the efforts of these clubs and coalitions.

    Today, Red Ribbon Week is nationally recognized and celebrated, helping to preserve Special Agent Camarena's memory and further the cause for which he gave his life. The Red Ribbon Campaign also became a symbol of support for the DEA's efforts to reduce demand for drugs through prevention and education programs. By wearing a red ribbon during the last week in October, Americans demonstrate their ardent opposition to drugs. They pay homage not only to Special Agent Camarena, but to all men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice in support of our nation's struggle against drug trafficking and abuse. 3
     
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    As far as fun days for the kids...
    Turn your back on drugs-wear your clothes backwards.
    Dare to be different-wear two different socks.
    Wild Weds.-we would have music at lunch and they would dance.
     
  9. priyaanka

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    You are so creative!
    very nice information...... :clap:
     

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