The Red Ribbon Campaign began in 1985 and is the oldest drug prevention campaign in the US, encouraging us all to take a visible stand against substance misuse. 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.
We here in Goffstown observe Red Ribbon week in a few different ways. Each year, GHS Peer Outreach holds a prevention-oriented program for students and our Middle School Youth Forum learn about the risks and consequences of drug use. We also encourage families to TAKE THE PLEDGE (Click here for Printable Pledge) if they haven’t already, or to renew it if they have. It reads as follows:
I pledge to grow up safe, healthy and drug free by: