During the month of October 2007 school districts throughout San
Diego County will be participating in Red Ribbon Week, celebrating the
theme: 24/7-365: Living Your Natural High
Thousands of local students will proudly display
red ribbons or wrist bands to demonstrate their commitment to “Be
Healthy and Drug Free”. In addition teachers, parents, and students
will plan a variety of positive prevention activities that formally
kick-off a year round alcohol, tobacco, and drug prevention campaign.
The Red Ribbon celebration was born in response
to the death of Drug Enforcement Administration Agent Enrique Camarena
who was brutally murdered by drug traffickers in Mexico in 1985. What
began as a Red Ribbon Campaign to commemorate his death, has developed
into a year-round effort to promote a commitment to a Drug Free
To support the Red Ribbon celebration in
schools, the San Diego County Office of Education has linked Red Ribbon
Resources for schools to access and use in planning their activities
and events at http://ca.drugfreeamerica.org. Click on the Red Ribbon button.
Join the Celebration: The San Diego Prevention
Coalition in partnership with the San Diego County Office of Education
invite you to join us in honoring San Diego County individuals and
organizations for their outstanding substance abuse prevention
endeavors at the annual Red Ribbon Luncheon on Friday, October 26th.