Red Ribbon Week , October 23 – 31, is the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country. It serves as a vehicle for communities and individuals to take a stand against alcohol and drug use by making a commitment to live alcohol and drug free lives.
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To celebrate Red Ribbon Week, ACT Missouri is asking communities to have youth paint red ribbons on rocks. The goal is to use painted rocks to instigate dialogues in communities about the importance of preventing youth substance use and living a substance free life! After your rock is painted and labeled with #ShowMeRedRibbonRocks, seal it with a clear coat and start distributing them around your communities. When you see one, please take photos, indicate the town where it was located, and share it on social media!
- Only place painted rocks outside
- Do not use rocks to destroy property
- Avoid placing them in grassy areas that will be mowed
- Refrain from placing them close to streets and busy intersections
- Please post photos before or during Red Ribbon Week, October 23-31
Help us educate the general public that the power of prevention is truly ignited and transformed in our communities!
Find one of our rocks?
Take photos, indicate the town where you found it, and share it on social media!
Congratulations to the 2018 Art Contest winners! They will receive a 50.00 gift card, certificate of appreciation, press release in their local newspapers, and a 2019 Year of Prevention calendar. The Grand Prize Winner, Elizabeth R., will receive a tablet and have her art featured on the calendar’s cover. Thanks to all the teachers, counselors, and parents that encouraged student participation. All of the entries were creative, impactful, and appreciated!