Youth Drug Prevention Campaign: “A Healthy Me Is Drug FREE™”


– Ten schools from across the U.S. will each win $1,000 grant for drug prevention –

– Ten families will each win an iPad for their home –

Online voting ends on Tuesday, November 19th, at 11:59 p.m. (EST) There will be one winning family from each of the ten regions nationwide.

The National Family Partnership® (NFP) announces that online voting is now live for the national contest for its 28th annual Red Ribbon Week®, until 11:59 p.m. (EST) Tuesday, November 19th.  This year, families across America can vote online and help promote awareness in their communities.

Here’s how families entered the national contest by decorating the front of their homes with this year’s message: “A Healthy Me Is Drug Free.”

  1. Students brought the Red Ribbon Week® message home by working alongside parents to decorate their front door, mailbox, fence, etc. with this year’s theme “A Healthy Me Is Drug Free™.”
  2. They took a photo with their family and their Red Ribbon Week® decoration, then uploaded it to or to  (only parents or those aged 18+ could upload photos).
  3. The voting is now live! Contestants are asking family and friends in their communities and local schools to vote for their entries at Ten lucky winners from regions across the U.S. will win. Winners will be announced on December 6th on the website and at events at the winning schools in December.

“Year after year, students have taken Red Ribbon Week’s® message of prevention home to their neighborhoods with this national contest,” said the NFP’s Volunteer President Peggy Sapp.  “By decorating their homes together with this year’s Red Ribbon theme, families carried the message to their communities. Now during the online voting period, families can come together to discuss prevention and awareness while choosing their favorite entries and the Red Ribbon message can continue to be shared with their network of supporters online.”

The nation’s oldest and largest drug prevention campaign reaches more than 80 million people nationwide.

The DEA is co-sponsoring this year’s national contest. “The DEA is proud to partner with the National Family Partnership on this contest and other initiatives that spread the drug prevention message throughout our local communities,” said DEA Administrator Michele M. Leonhart.  “Wearing red ribbons in October represents our pledge to be drug free and honors the sacrifice of DEA Special Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena and all who have lost their lives in the fight against drugs.”Adds the NFP’s Peggy Sapp: “Take the Red Ribbon Week® pledge across America to help children grow up safe, healthy and drug free.”  Visit to take the pledge.

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