The Red Ribbon campaign was started in 1985 in response to the murder of DEA Agent Enrique Camarena. Parents and youth in communities across the country began wearing Red Ribbons as a symbol of their commitment to raise awareness of the killing and destruction cause by drugs in America, and a nationwide community mobilization effort was born.
We here in Goffstown observe Red Ribbon week in a few different ways. Each year, Peer Outreach at GHS holds a candlelight vigil, and holds a prevention-oriented program. Our Middle School Youth Forum learn about the risks and consequences of drug use and planted beautiful red tulips in front of the school that bloom as a reminder each spring.