Did you know that this week is Red Ribbon Week? So, you might ask...what is the Red Ribbon Pledge and why are we celebrating it?
During the week of October 23-31st, you have the opportunity to make a difference by joining the Red Ribbon Campaign for a drug free America! By signing the pledge to keep our children safe from drugs, as a nation we become one step closer to ending this epidemic. Here's an eye opening statistic-42% of teens are less likely to use drugs when parents talk regularly about the use of drugs.
So, now that you know there IS a way to help...wouldn't you want to? What if I told you it was really easy?
So, here it is in a nutshell. National Family Partnership, formerly known as the National Federation of Parents for Drug Free Youth was created in 1980 as a grassroots, non profit organization made up of concerned and dedicated parents that had a common philosophy; parents need to play a leadership role in drug prevention. As it stands today, there are nearly 100 partners, consisting of local coalitions, PTO groups, and parent committees. Their mutual goal is to create awareness, advocacy and resources.
Millions of people's lives have truly been impacted because of the determination and dedication of this organization. In 1985, the Red Ribbon Campaign was launched. By wearing red ribbons, parents and youth were able to express their commitment to raising awareness about the violence and death that is caused by drugs in America.
Nearly 30 years later, their mission still rings true and parents and children are joining the campaign this week. I urge you to do the same! It is important to spread awareness, as we are all a dedicated community that wants the best for the youth all over the world.
The Pledge is simple: I PLEDGE TO SET GUIDELINES TO HELP CHILDREN GROW UP SAFE, HEALTHY AND DRUG FREE. Sign the Red Ribbon Pledge TODAY!
Together with the EmpowHER community, we are one step closer to a drug-free America!