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 Business Leaders


Red Ribbon Week Ideas For Business 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 employees about drugs. Let them know that alcohol and drug use will not be tolerated.
  • Sponsor a local school with Red Ribbon Theme Merchandise.
  • Encourage your employees to enter the Red Ribbon Photo Contest for a chance to win an iPad for themselves - and $1,000 for their child's school.
  • Use our social media tips to post Red Ribbon Week messages on your Facebook and Twitter accounts.
  • Secure and take inventory of your medicine cabinet to prevent prescription drug abuse.
  • Encourage your employees to work with their kids to submit ideas for the 2018 National Red Ribbon Theme. They'll gain national recognition and $500 of Red Ribbon theme merchandise for their child's school. This year's theme was created by a student at Solon Middle School in Solon, Ohio.
  • Write "Celebrating Red Ribbon Week" on your email signature.
  • Contact a local governmental official about declaring October 23rd-31st Red Ribbon Week in your community.
  • Raise money for a local prevention organization by charging $5 for employees to wear denim on a special Red Ribbon jeans day.
  • Distribute red ribbons to your coworkers and staff.
  • Sign the Red Ribbon Pledge.
  • Volunteer to speak about the latest drug trends at a local Chamber Meeting.
  • Organize a Miles of Quarters Campaign to support prevention.
  • Display Red Ribbons and posters on the interior and exterior of your building.
  • Check out what other prevention organizations are offering to make your Red Ribbon Week the most impactful yet at www.redribbon.org/resources
  • 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 2017 Red Ribbon Planning Guide

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