The RedRibbon Campaign® is the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation, reaching millions of young people during RedRibbon Week. Take a look at the numbers! RedRibbon Week By the Numbers
RedRibbon Week is a nationally recognized and celebrated week where we can demonstrate our opposition to drugs. The RedRibbon Campaign is a national campaign that supports the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s efforts to reduce the demand for drugs through prevention and education programs. Hopefully you have noticed the yard signs throughout the city of Homewood showing the community’s support of this national campaign in addition to what we are doing in the schools.
Homewood Middle School joins a number of other schools that will mark this week as Red Ribbon Week. This is a week that honors the memory of Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, an undercover U.S. Drug Enforcement Officer who was killed in the line of duty in Mexico in 1985. Red Ribbon Week began the following year in his hometown in California, organized by family and friends who wore red ribbons in Kiki’s honor. In 1988, Congress proclaimed the last full week in October as National Red Ribbon Week. National observance of Red Ribbon Week has grown to more than 100,000 schools. This year's theme is “Your Future is Key, so Stay Drug Free.” In marking Red Ribbon Week, HMS is among thousands of schools pledging to be drug free in America!
Get ready for the 2nd annual Homewood Health & Safety Day at Homewood's Central Park! This year the Homewood Police Department will be hosting a Drug Take Back Event. This is the perfect time to dispose of any Prescription or OTC medications that are expired or unused in a safe manner. Please see the flyer linked below for more information. Homewood Health and Safety Day Flyer