Our Prevention Team reached 400+ students and 143 parents with the drug awareness message at Bert Corona Charter Middle School during National Red Ribbon Week—the nation’s largest and longest-running drug awareness and prevention program.
Since its beginning in 1985, the Red Ribbon has touched the lives of millions of people around the world. In response to the murder of DEA Agent Enrique Camarena, angered parents and youth in communities across the country began wearing Red Ribbons as a symbol of their commitment to raise awareness of the killing and destruction caused by drugs in America.
Students at Bert Corona practiced connecting decision-making with accountability and consequences of using drugs. Phoenix House’s prevention and education services highlight the dangers of drug use, reinforce self-esteem, and educate teens to make positive choices.