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Red Ribbon Week
Red Ribbon Week is the nation’s oldest and largest drug prevention awareness program.
Red Ribbon Week started in honor of Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena.
To honor Officer Camarena, people started wearing red ribbons to honor Kiki’s sacrifice. During the week of October 26-30, millions of people celebrate Red Ribbon Week by wearing red ribbons, participating in community anti-drug events, and pledging to live drug-free lives.
In many communities the celebration has turned into a variety of activities implemented throughout the month of October. These activities are meant to demonstrate the importance of making healthy and smart decisions throughout life so that your dreams and goals can be achieved.
“I pledge to stay in school and learn the things that I need to know.”
“I pledge to make the world a better place for kids like me to grow.”
“I pledge to keep my dreams alive and be all that I can be.”
“I pledge to help others and to keep myself drug free.”
At Marion Intermediate School, the staff and students are invited to participate in the following activities. Please visit this page as we post pictures daily of our activities.