M-W hosts Red Ribbon Week October 23-30

on October 28, 2020

Orange County schools take a stand against drugs 

Monroe-Woodbury Central School District and the Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Council of Orange County (ADAC) invite students throughout Orange County to celebrate Red Ribbon Week with a variety of fun-filled virtual events, October 23 – 30, 2020. The Red Ribbon Campaign® is the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation. Red Ribbon Week gives the community an opportunity to unite and take a visible stand against drugs.

This year’s theme is BE HAPPY, BE BRAVE, BE DRUG FREE.

Visit the Orange County’s Red Ribbon Facebook page for more information.

Highlights of Orange County Red Ribbon Week       #orangegoesred2020

Spirit Week Theme Days:

  • Friday, 10/23 – Orange Goes Red (wear red)
  • Monday, 10/26 – Follow Your Dreams (wear pajamas)
  • Tuesday, 10/27 – Team Up Against Drugs (wear your favorite team jersey)
  • Wednesday, 10/28 – Lei Off Drugs (dress Hawaiian)
  • Thursday, 10/29 – My Future is too Bright for Drugs (dress in neon)
  • Friday, 10/30 –  I’m too Smart for Drugs (wear your favorite college gear or dress up in career clothes)

Send photos to [email protected]!

Additional activities:

Theme Contest for 2021 national Red Ribbon Campaign

Theme contest for 2021 national Red Ribbon Campaign – submissions due by November 15. Top 10 entries from Orange County students will be recognized locally and submitted to the national contest.  

Visit the Red Ribbon Facebook page for more submission details.

History

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.

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