Children of parents who talk to their teens regularly about drugs are 42% less likely to use drugs than those who don't, yet only a quarter of teens report having these conversations.

Red Ribbon Ideas For Faith Based Leaders

Here are some ideas to make this year's Red Ribbon Week celebration the best yet!

  • Use Red Ribbon Week as an opportunity to continue talking to your members about the dangers of underage drinking and drug use.
  • Encourage your community to enter the Red Ribbon Photo Contest for a chance to win an iPad for their family - and $1,000 for a local school.
  • Sponsor a local school or school system with Red Ribbon Theme Merchandise.
  • Use our social media tips to post Red Ribbon Week messages on your Facebook and Twitter accounts.
  • Encourage your community to take a stab at creating the 2021 National Red Ribbon Theme. The winner will gain national recognition and $500 of Red Ribbon theme merchandise for their child's school. This year's theme was created by Tricia Nelson at Locust Corner Elementary School in Cincinnati.
  • Talk to your members about securing and taking inventory of their medicine cabinet to prevent prescription drug abuse.
  • Write "Celebrating Red Ribbon Week" on your email signature.
  • Incorporate Red Ribbon Week into your weekly sermon.
  • Raise money for a local prevention organization with a Red Ribbon Week potluck dinner.
  • Distribute red ribbons at your services.
  • Sign the Red Ribbon Pledge.
  • Volunteer to speak about the latest drug trends to a group of parents or to speak about the dangers of underage drinking and drug use to students in your community.
  • Access Natural High’s free celebrity drug prevention videos and download their research-based curriculum to guide discussions.
  • Organize a Miles of Quarters Campaign to support prevention.
  • Display Red Ribbons and posters on the interior and exterior of your building.
  • Include a special Red Ribbon insert in bulletins.
  • Hold prayer vigils for those affected by the use of drugs.
  • Check out what other prevention organizations are offering to make your Red Ribbon Week the most impactful yet at
  • Insert Your Best Idea Here. Add suggestions to the comment section below. We'll filter out the best and add them to this list!

Want More? Download The 2020 Red Ribbon Planning Guide



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