The 27th annual Red Ribbon Week was Oct. 23-31 this year, and the focus was to raise awareness regarding drug prevention. But families still can get involved by entering a contest in their neighborhoods, and win a drug prevention grant for their children’s school.
The National Family Partnership has announced a Red Ribbon Week contest which families can enter to win a $1,000 grant for their school, and a new iPad for their home. The Drug Enforcement Agency is co-sponsoring the contest. To participate, families and students are invited to decorate the outise of their homes with the message, “The Best Me is Drug Free.” Then, take a photo with the family and their Red Ribbon Week decorations and upload it to www.redribbon.org/contest or www.facebook.com/RedRibbonWeek by Nov. 9. To upload photos, you must be at least 18 years old. See website for official rules and details.
The original entry deadline was Nov. 2, but it was extended to Nov. 9 because of tropical storm Sandy. The online voting deadline was Nov. 2-16, and is now rescheduled to Nov. 10-24.
Voting for entries will take place at www.redribbon.org/vote. There will be 10 winners from across the United States, and the winner will be announced at their school in December.
The Novato Blue Ribbon Coalition for Youth's mission is to positively impact the well-being of Novato youth through community action, policy advocacy and education. This shall be accomplished by: reducing alcohol and marijuana use and, reducing incidences of bullying.
For more information regarding the Novato Blue Ribbon Coalition for Youth, please contact Nikki Buckstead at 415-798-5329 or firstname.lastname@example.org.