Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week is a national alcohol, tobacco, and other drug and violence prevention awareness campaign observed annually in October in the United States. PTA sponsors the week long celebration at Santiago Hills Elementary.

The Red Ribbon Week Pledge

I pledge to make healthy choices, to be a positive role model for my friends, and to support the mission of Red Ribbon Week: ‘No Use of Illegal Drugs. No Illegal Use of Legal Drugs.’

To help celebrate and promote the campaign of Red Ribbon Week, please encourage students to participate in the daily themes we have outlined for the week!


Red Ribbon Week 2016

Pitch-In For Prevention

In lieu of bringing in pennies and other coins this year, Irvine schools will participate in a new Pitch-In for Prevention program. More details to follow.


Tiger Tags will be awarded to class winners. More details to follow.

Volunteers Wanted

If you are interested in helping out during Red Ribbon Week, or if you have any other general questions, please contact our Red Ribbon Week Coordinator at

History of Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week started in 1986 when members of the National Federation of Parents for Drug-Free Youth wore red ribbons to honor Enrique Camarena, a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent, who was kidnapped and killed in 1985 while trying to keep America safe from drugs. In 1988, the Congress of the United States proclaimed the first national red ribbon week. The goal they set forth was, “No use of illegal drugs; no illegal use of legal drugs.”

October 2014’s celebration of Red Ribbon Week: