Monthly Archives: October 2014

Red Ribbon Week Ties Up Nicely!

This week marked the annual Red Ribbon Week which is held every year all over the country from October 23-31st! Our Floyd and Bartow Youth Action Teams were busy planning and coordinating various events for each of their schools, in order to make it the BEST Red Ribbon Week (say that 5x fast!) EVER!

In Floyd, our Youth Action Team created age appropriate PSA messages for every County & City elementary, middle, and high school. A different message was announced to the entire school every morning during RRW. Some of the examples included:

  • A drug free you rules! Be awesome and stay drug free!
  • Statistics show that more teens are killed by alcohol than by all illegal drugs combined!
  • Chewing or spitting tobacco is just as dangerous as smoking and also has a high risk of addiction.

In Bartow, our Youth Action Team scoured the state Red Ribbon Week guidebook for ideas on how to celebrate at each of their high schools.

  • Cass High: Decorated their school campus in red ribbons, read PSA’s over the announcements each morning, and coordinated a “Red Out” day for their peers.
  • Adairsville High: Read PSA’s over the announcements each morning and encouraged their peers to “text to pledge” to stay alcohol free at 25399
  • Cartersville High: Read PSA’s over the announcements each morning, encouraged their peers to “text to pledge” to stay alcohol free at 25399, and coordinated a “Red Out” day for their peers.
  • Woodland High: Read PSA’s over the announcements each morning, encouraged their peers to “text to pledge” to stay alcohol free at 25399, provided Advisement Coordinators with videos and discussion questions from naturalhigh.org, decorated their school campus with red ribbons, coordinated a “Red Out” day for their peers, and planned and coordinated their peers into a giant red ribbon on their football field to show that WHS student’s stand together in living drug free (look for them in the Daily Tribune on Sunday)!

student red ribbon (2)

As you can see, our Youth Action Teams take living drug free pretty seriously! I can’t thank them enough for being such leaders within their communities!

If you are interested in joining the Youth Action Team or learning more, check us out!

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