Our annual Red Ribbon celebration is right around the corner! Are you ready?
Due to the nationwide pandemic and social distancing guidelines, this year's celebration will look a little differently than the ones in the past.
But there are still plenty of ways you can celebrate Red Ribbon and being drug free virtually with your schools and your communities. Check out a few ideas below:
- Contact your elected officials about issuing a proclamation declaring Red Ribbon Week in your community, and post the Red Ribbon proclamation on social media platforms.
- Invite elected and government officials to participate in virtual Red Ribbon Week activities via video conferencing platforms.
- Post Red Ribbon Week fact cards on your social media platforms to inform your digital community about the facts.
- Display red ribbons on the interior and exterior surfaces of your home or home office.
- Using a video conferencing service, sponsor a special drug abuse prevention webinar for the community. Invite a speaker who is an expert on drug prevention and invite the community to attend.
- Submit a public service announcement about Red Ribbon Week activities to your local radio station.
- Create and share flyers, fact sheets, Red Ribbon Week events, and other materials with community coalitions, libraries, hospitals, local churches and synagogues, gymnasiums, grocery stores, parks and recreation departments, health clinics, universities, local health departments and other public places via social media platforms.
- Have a drive-up party and decorate your car with red ribbons and balloons and drive thru your neighbor or school parking lot with friends.
- Sponsor a virtual Red Ribbon Week activity (e.g., fun run; bike-a-thon; bookmark, poster, or essay contest; classroom door decorating contest).
- Incorporate drug prevention facts and tips in your school-wide announcements and websites throughout Red Ribbon Week.
- Have a virtual Red Ribbon Rally with performances by local talent or school groups.
- Do a virtual drug prevention and refusal skills presentation for your classmates.
- Start a Red Ribbon Week Club that meets via video conference regularly to promote drug prevention throughout the year.
- Incorporate Operation Prevention classroom resources into your curriculum.