Red Ribbon Week 2015
October 23 – 31
Respect Yourself. Be Drug Free.
In 1988, the National Family Partnership (NFP) organized the first National Red Ribbon Campaign. Today, the Red Ribbon Campaign is the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation, reaching millions of young people every year.
The mission of the Red Ribbon Campaign is to present a unified and visible commitment towards the creation of a drug-free America. It is an ideal way for people and communities to unite and take a visible stand against drugs.
We are helping citizens across the country come together to keep children, families and communities safe, healthy and drug-free, through parent training, networking and sponsoring the National Red Ribbon Campaign.
From the National Family Partnership. For more information, visit redribbon.org.
This past year during Red Ribbon Week…
Red Ribbon Rally:
There was a Red Ribbon Rally event held at the Capitol in Austin on October 15th to help kick off Red Ribbon Week. 299 5th graders and 27 adults from four local schools (Frank Madla Elementary, Austin Academy, Palo Alto Elementary and Franklin Elementary) represented San Antonio. HYPE also attended and performed at the rally.
SACADA partnered with the U.S. Air Force Band of the West and Edgewood ISD again this year to host the annual Red Ribbon Week concerts. This year’s concerts brought in 3,863 attendees from 5 school districts and 22 schools.
Total Youth: 3,600
Total Adults: 263
Total Attendance: 3,863
Ribbons and Wristbands:
SACADA distributed a total of 52,820 red ribbons and wristbands to area schools, agencies and organizations.
Total number of presentations: 34
Youth Attended: 5,133
Adults Attended: 155
Number of schools: 16
SACADA provides a number of services to schools and organizations in Bexar county for a successful Red Ribbon Week:
- Educational Presentations
- Red Ribbon Rally Concerts (1st – 6th grades only)
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