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Red Ribbon Week

 

Iron Horse PTA, students, and staff annually celebrate Red Ribbon Week.  Red Ribbon week is about encouraging kids to be drug free, make "positive choices" and to challenge themselves and others.

 

 

What Is Red Ribbon Week?

Red Ribbon week began in California in 1986 in honor of Enrique “Kiki” Camarena a DEA agent who was killed by drug traffickers. Lead by former First Lady Nancy Reagan, it quickly became a nationwide campaign.

Red Ribbon week is about encouraging kids to be drug free. Research shows that children are less likely to use alcohol and other drugs when parents and other role models are clear and consistent in their opposition to substance use and abuse.