Drug Awareness Week Activities
Red Ribbon Week is this week, Oct. 25 through Oct. 29. What are some anti-drug activities you can do with your children at home?
If you're a child of the 80's -- or are a parent of one -- chances are you're familiar with Red Ribbon Week.
It's still around -- and it's this week, Oct. 25 through Oct. 29.
History of Red Ribbon Week
Red Ribbon Week was founded in 1985 in honor of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent Enrique Camarena who was brutally murdered while on assignment in Mexico.
After his murder, people in his hometown of Calexico, Calif. donned red ribbons in remembrance. The red ribbons soon became a national symbol of the fight against drugs after the United States Congress signed a petition backed by First Lady Nancy Reagan to designate the last week in October as Red Ribbon Week.
Red Ribbon Week Ideas
Red Ribbon Week is still going strong in U.S. schools -- many teachers hand out red ribbons for students to wear all week. Many schools also organize special drug-free activities and programming to help drive home the week's anti-drug message.
Parents can help reinforce the idea behind Red Ribbon Week at home with these drug-free activity ideas:
What other kid-appropriate Red Ribbon Week activities can you think of?