Monday, September 30, 2013

Drug Free Family & Community Night - Ideas for Red Ribbon Week Activities

NIMCO, Inc. Encourages Red Ribbon Week Activities

Over the next few weeks leading up to Red Ribbon Week 2013, NIMCO will be sharing some activity ideas on our blog that teachers and community leaders can use to help students get excited about Red Ribbon Week. Many of these ideas can be incorporated in your school leading up to Red Ribbon Week.

Our eleventh entry is entitled: Drug Free Family & Community Night 

Drug Free Community, Red Ribbon Week, Drug Prevention
Drug Free Community for Red Ribbon Week!
Red Ribbon Week is not just for schools. Encourage the youth by getting families and communities together to celebrate Red Ribbon Week. It is a great opportunity for us to remind adults that it is important to communicate with our youth and be involved in their lives. Adults are the most influential factor in a child’s life.

• Hold a meeting to discuss drugs and drug use. Develop an agreement about drug use within the family and community and have all members sign it.

• Offer red food & drinks: fruit (apples, strawberries, watermelon), tomato juice or soup, spaghetti, pizza, candy, red popsicles, red frosted cupcakes, fruit punch, and so on.

• Activities – fun run, bike-a-thon, volleyball, basketball, games, or contests.

“A Safe and Happy Family & Community is Drug-Free.”

Head over to our website for more Red Ribbon Week information. We also have a page dedicated to the National 2013 Red Ribbon Week Theme "A Healthy Me is Drug Free!" where you can purchase many different promotional items that you can use and pass out to students during Red Ribbon Week Oct. 23-31st.