The history of Red Ribbon Week: Red Ribbon week dates are generally celebrated nationally the last full week in October. Today, the Red Ribbon week celebration brings millions of people together to raise awareness of the dangers of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, and encourage prevention, early intervention, and treatment services. It is the largest, most visible prevention awareness campaign observed annually in the United States.
Group “in the moment” music making is a wonderful opportunity for your students to discover a level of self expression and empowerment. Our message to your kids is simple and immediately experienced on many learning modalities. At the core of our message is the point that through music and other healthy character activities your students can get more out of their lives. The One World Rhythm Red Ribbon week assembly focuses on the use of group music making and creativity.
Red Ribbon Week Activities – all in the messaging
We know that many of today’s youth are street smart when it comes to various substances and addictions. We also know that many of our youth have been desensitized on the subject by the media, social web sites and other negative influences. It’s time we change the “scare” message and focus their attention on a “positive living” message. When the message is focused on positive life choices and it’s benefits we create a situation that shifts the spotlight back to rewarding great behavior and healthy character development.
Albert Einstein once said “Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.” We believe our messages resonate clearly with students as they come to the self conclusion of positive choice without the naggy/preachy feel found in some red ribbon school assemblies. By propping up positive messages toward life and community we help to strengthen the student’s attitude toward self worth and esteem and thus reduce the likelihood of illegal substance dependency.