Drugs is a serious problem in our schools today. My neighbor's high student had three friends last year who died of drug over doses. Starting awareness with your children at a young age, will help them to make better choices as they get older. This week is red ribbon week in the city of Mission Viejo, and hundreds of children walked the streets to help raise awareness of living a drug free life.
My children's new school Oxford Preparatory Academy was a main sponsor of the walk, with the Oxford cheer squad at the front of the walk.
Over the past 20 years Orange County has been providing Red Ribbon wristbands to every school-aged child in the public and private schools as well as many businesses and government agencies. This is an astounding 1,000,000 Red Ribbon wristbands annually.
Following the walk, vendors and police services gathered for a community fair. Children had an opportunity to learn about the benefits of living a drug free lifestyle. It was a great way to encourage children to want to win the fight for a drug free life.
There are many companies throughout Orange County that support Red Ribbon Week. Your children can show their red wristband at various places and get special discounts. You can read more details on these specials at my article on the OC Mom's site.