Students and Staff Join Together to “Celebrate Life, Live Drug Free”
Students and faculty across Baldwin Union Free School District recently joined others nationwide in celebrating Red Ribbon Week. Red Ribbon Week raises awareness about drug use and the impact of drug use on communities, while encouraging parents, educators, business owners, and other community organizations to promote drug-free lifestyles.
The theme for 2022 was “Celebrate Life, Live Drug Free.” Students participated in school-wide theme days, from wearing red to show they are “red-y” to take on a drug-free life to donning sports jerseys to “team up” and say no to drugs. In addition, the students pledged to increase their knowledge about the destructive effects of drug abuse and their commitment to living a healthy, drug-free lifestyle.
The first official Red Ribbon Week celebration was created by the National Family Partnership (NFP) in 1988. NFP continues to coordinate the campaign for families, schools, and communities across the nation each year. Since then, the red ribbon has symbolized a continuing commitment to reducing the demand for illicit drugs in our nation’s communities. For more information visit: www.getsmartaboutdrugs.gov