Red Ribbon and Character Counts Week
October 28-November 1st
This year marks the 24th annual celebration of Red Ribbon Week. It was inspired by the life and work of Drug Enforcement Special Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena. He yearned to make a difference by joining the force in order to help fight illegal drugs. In 1985, while working undercover in Mexico, Camarena was kidnapped and killed by drug traffickers.
Responding to his murder, his family and the citizens of his hometown of Calexico, California began wearing red ribbons. In 1988, congress officially proclaimed the last week of October as Red Ribbon Week.
Now, over 100,000 schools and other organizations across the United States will use this time to spread the important message about living a drug free lifestyle.
In conjunction with Red Ribbon Week, our school will also celebrate Character Counts Week. A person who has strong character is a person who is trustworthy, responsible, respectful, fair, caring and is a good citizen.
To celebrate Red Ribbon and Character Counts week, the following activities are planned. Please review the schedule on this link.