News in Your Schools Video: Pasadena ISD celebrates Red Ribbon Week

News in Your Schools Video: Pasadena ISD celebrates Red Ribbon Week
Posted on 10/30/2015
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Pasadena ISD joined communities nationwide in taking a stand against drugs by celebrating Red Ribbon Week.

Red Ribbon Week, which is officially celebrated October 23-31, raises awareness about the dangers of drug use and encourages students, parents, educators and community members to practice healthy behaviors and live drug free.

Red Ribbon Week began in 1988 after Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent Enrique S. "Kiki" Camarena was killed by drug traffickers in Mexico. Today, millions wear red ribbons to represent a continuing commitment to live drug free and pays tribute to Camarena and others who have lost their lives in the fight against drugs.

According to the National Family Partnership, the celebration is the oldest and largest drug prevention awareness program in the nation. To learn more about Red Ribbon Week, please visit the link.

Email photos of campus celebrations to rbrown1@pasadenaisd.org or tweet photos using the #PasadenaRedRibbonWeek.