Did you know that according to National Family Partnership, children of parents who talk to their teens regularly about drugs are 42% less likely to use drugs than those who don’t? Yet, only a quarter of teens report having these conversations.
IDEA is proud to celebrate National Red Ribbon Week, an alcohol, tobacco, drug and violence prevention awareness campaign observed annually in October throughout the country. National Family Partnership is the sponsor of the National Red Ribbon Week Celebration to help citizens come together to keep children, families and communities safe, healthy and drug-free.
The red ribbon serves as a catalyst to mobilize communities to educate youth and encourage participation in drug prevention activities. Since its origin in 1985, the campaign has reached 80 million U.S. children and families.
This year’s National Red Ribbon Week theme is, “Send A Message. Stay Drug Free.” The theme is a call to action to speak out in support of healthy choices, and a reminder that by staying drug -free, you are sending a message to others about how much you value yourself, your overall health, your community and your future.
To help promote the campaign, IDEA campuses will feature dress up days and educational classroom activities from the campaign.
Be sure to follow us on the IDEA Facebook page to learn more about how our campuses are participating in this important week.