October 25th, 2021
Schools across the nation are encouraged to observe Red Ribbon Week and Bully Prevention Month during the week of October 25-29, 2021. The goal is to educate and raise awareness of students in all grades, with grade level appropriate activities throughout the 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 began as a tribute to fallen DEA special agent Enrique Camarena in 1985. In 1988, the National Family Partnership (NFP) launched the first official Red Ribbon Week. The theme this year is "Drug Free Looks Like Me."
National Bullying Prevention Month is a campaign in the United States founded in 2006 by PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center. The campaign is held during the month of October and unites communities nationwide to educate and raise awareness of bullying prevention.
Many schools are celebrating these weeks with different dress themes for each day. Here is an example theme schedule:
Monday, October 25 - Kick off Red Ribbon Week. Show your support and say NO to drugs. Wear Red.
Tuesday, October 26 - "You have the power to stay drug and bully free" wear SUPERHERO clothes.
Wednesday, October 27 - Team up against DRUGS and BULLIES" Wear your favorite TEAM colors or jersey.
Thursday, October 28 - "Sock it to drugs!" Wear crazy socks.
Friday, October 29 - "Sweet dreams of a drug free future!" - Wear PJs