Plant the Promise is a wonderful way to celebrate Red Ribbon Week. Students plant red flower bulbs during Red Ribbon Week, which bloom in the Spring and serve as a reminder of the importance and the beauty of a drug free life. Additionally, it provides a chance to enjoy the outdoors, connect with nature, take a break from daily stress and see the rewards of something beautiful you’ve nurtured.
The purpose of Red Ribbon Week is to present a visible commitment to living a safe, healthy, and drug-free life. The campaign is designed to create awareness concerning the problems related to the use of tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs and to support the decision to live a drug-free lifestyle. The Red Ribbon Week (RRW) campaign is observed each October in the United States. This year the entire Elizabethtown Area School District participated over a two week period starting on Monday, October 23, 2017. Students in every school building planted red tulips in front of their school and had a lesson on choosing a healthy lifestyle. The High School’s Paws…and Think group worked hard with EACTC to make all the planting events a success.
Did you know….
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.