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Red Ribbon Week Campaign

October 23-31

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School Activities for Red Ribbon Week

Youth Crime Watch (YCW) of Miami-Dade County annually participates in the Drug Prevention Red Ribbon Week campaign (October 23-31). Youth Crime Watch of Miami-Dade School Coordinators conduct “Drug Prevention” presentations/assemblies at Miami-Dade schools during the campaign. Various YCW school programs (clubs/groups) participate in coordinating their school’s “Red Ribbon Week” with a wide array of “drug prevention education” activities.

Activities include:

  • Create YCW Red Ribbon Drug Prevention posters and post them at several locations throughout the school.
  • Coordinate YCW Red Ribbon Drug Prevention assemblies.
  • Contact YCW of Miami-Dade School Coordinators to conduct presentations/assemblies on Drug Prevention. .
  • Decorate the hallways for the Red Ribbon theme; include things like red ribbons, red paper chains or student handprints cut from red paper. 
  • Coordinate a Red Ribbon Week door decoration contest for all the classrooms.
  • Announce a “YCW Drug Prevention Tip of the Day” each day during the morning or afternoon announcements.
  • Organize a Red Ribbon Rally with contests between grades for the best anti-drug cheer.
  • Conduct a Red Ribbon program for parents with skits, songs and other student performances.
  • Distribute red ribbons to students, making sure they understand what the ribbon represents.
  • Launch your program with the release of red balloons – as many as possible.
  • Involve the whole family in your Red Ribbon celebration with a Family Fun Night, complete with games, booths and other activities.
  • “Say Boo To Drugs” with a special Halloween Prevention Party.
  • Sponsor a drug prevention contest (essay, poster, poem, theme song, slogan, etc.) for Red Ribbon Week.
  • Encourage students to write and then sign their own personal pledges to live drug free.
  • Design Red Ribbon Week banners to hang in front of the school or in a prominent place inside. 
  • Incorporate “Drug Prevention Education” in the school’s weekly curriculum.

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