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MJHS Celebrates Red Ribbon Week (October 26th - October 30th)
MJHS Celebrates Red Ribbon Week (October 26th - October 30th)
Hannah Martin
Tuesday, October 20, 2020

The Largest Drug- Abuse Prevention Campaign In The Nation

Devoted to the well-being of our children since 1985

A lot can change in three decades. The challenges our  youth face are not the same as when we began our work, but our mission has never changed: support our nation's families and communities in nurturing the full potential of healthy, drug free youth. 

MJHS celebrates Red Ribbon Week beginning next week, October 23rd- October 30th. Each day will have a theme and students dress accordingly. This is all to celebrate and honor choosing to be and stay drug free. The theme of Red Ribbon Week for 2020 is Be Happy. Be Brave. Be Drug Free.

We celebrate in honor of a man named Enrique "Kiki" Camarena. Enrique "Kiki" Camarena was a Drug Enforcement Administration Agent who was tortured and killed in Mexico in 1985.  In honor of  Kiki's memory and his battle against illegal drugs, friends and neighbors began to wear red badges of satin.  Parents then began to form coalitions using Camarena as their model while embracing his belief that one person can make a difference. These coalitions adopted the symbol of Camarena's memory, the Red Ribbon. Today, the Red Ribbon serves as a catalyst to mobilize communities to educate youth and encourage participation in drug prevention activities.