Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week is an alcohol, tobacco, and other drug and violence prevention awareness campaign observed annually in October in the United States. It started when a DEA agent, Enrique Camarena, was kidnapped and tortured to death in Mexico while he was working undercover to investigate a drug cartel. In response to this tragic event, people around the country wore red ribbons to raise awareness of the negative effects of drugs. The first Nationwide Red Ribbon Campaign was organized by the National Family Partnership (NFP). Since the campaign first started, it has reached millions of people around the world and has taught them about the serious dangers of drugs. In honor of this cause, we celebrated the campaign and supported the awareness here at Clements by having spirit days to say no to drugs.