Friday, September 27, 2013

Be A Hero - 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 tenth entry is entitled: Be A Hero 
Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, Red Ribbon Week, Drug Prevention, Be A Hero, Be Drug Free
Enrique “Kiki” Camarena

Special Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena lost his life fighting America's War on Drugs. The Red Ribbon Campaign symbolizes support for efforts to reduce demand for drugs through prevention and education programs. Show your local heroes support by inviting them to come talk with students about the dangers of Underage Drinking and Drug Use.

• Invite guest speakers into the school to discuss the consequences of drug use. Speakers come from all parts of a community; Military, Law Enforcement, Fire Department, the parent of a child addicted to drugs, someone who has lost a family member to drug use, someone in the advertising business who can explain how messages are designed to convince people not to use drugs, and so on.

• Question Box to allow the students to get involved. Students can drop questions in box without names.

• Invite all students to sign their names on red ribbons and send them to Washington as a symbol of unity and concern for others.

“Anyone that lives a drug-free lifestyle is a Hero!”

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.

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