Rowland Elementary School students celebrated the 2023 Red Ribbon Week Campaign in art class by creating portraits of how they will maintain a bright future for themselves by staying drug free. The portraits were hung in the school hallways to showcase the students’ creativity and to serve as a visual reminder of the importance of making positive choices. Student artwork also reflected this year’s Red Ribbon Campaign Theme of "Be Kind to Your Mind. Live Drug Free.™” Started in 1988 by the National Family Partnership, Red Ribbon Week seeks to mobilize communities to educate youth and encourage participation in drug prevention activities. Since that time, the campaign has reached millions of U.S. children and families.
To show their support of Red Ribbon Week, Rowland students and staff wore attire to match each specific day’s theme. This year’s campaign was kicked off with red attire on Monday, October 30th, and followed by sports apparel from a favorite team on Tuesday, October 31st, crazy or mismatched socks on Wednesday, November 1st, bright or neon-colored clothes on Thursday, November 2nd, and Brown/Gold attire on Friday, November 3rd. Shout out to the students at Rowland Elementary for their support of Red Ribbon Week and commitment to making positive choices!