We are excited to announce a brand-new campaign at GUIDE called Red Ribbon Year!
Red Ribbon Year kicked off in November 2017 and will run through Red Ribbon Week in October 2018. Between now and then, we are making it our mission to keep the conversation going about why it’s important to be alcohol, tobacco and other drug free – not for just a week, but all the time.
The intention of this campaign is to help individuals and groups across Georgia celebrate being drug free all year long because we know prevention efforts are much more effective when they are continuous and sustained over time.
At the beginning of every month, we will post here with how you can celebrate. You can expect us to highlight national prevention-related cause awareness days, relevant campaigns, events and project ideas.
With your help, we can be all in, all year for prevention across the state of Georgia!
When you participate, share your successes with us by using #RedRibbonYear on social media.
If you have any questions about the campaign, please contact Alexis Cato at email@example.com.
This month we are celebrating Red Ribbon Week! The nationally-recognized, week-long celebration of drug prevention is October 23-31!
According to the National Family Partnership, the sponsor of the National Red Ribbon Campaign, “the Red Ribbon Campaign is the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation, reaching millions of young people during Red Ribbon Week… It is an ideal way for people and communities to unite and take a visible stand against drugs… The Red Ribbon serves as a catalyst to mobilize communities to educate youth and encourage participation in drug prevention activities.”
Now is the time to begin planning your Youth Action Team’s or other youth-serving group’s Red Ribbon Week project. Not sure where to begin? Here is a great list of prevention project ideas to get you started in our blog post: Red Ribbon Week Roundup: Project Ideas to Celebrate Being Drug Free.
Join GUIDE in celebrating two important events during the month of October:
Follow GUIDE on social media @guidegti to see our posts related to this month’s theme and how you can help us spread the word about this important cause!
If you participate in celebrating Family Day, share your successes with us by using #RedRibbonYear on social media.
If you have any questions about our Red Ribbon Year campaign, please contact Alexis Cato at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To view the archives of past monthly prevention celebrations, please click here.
GUIDE’s mission is to improve community conditions by utilizing collaborations, promoting positive youth development, delivering specialized training and resources and preventing substance use and abuse.