Red Ribbon Week is a nation drug prevention awareness campaign. Volition Franklin supported Red Ribbon Week by facilitating activities in the middle and high school all week. On Monday Volition Youth members were at the high school holding signs with facts about tobacco, vaping, underage drinking, and drugs on displayed. Volunteers also handed out bookmarks with a drug prevention message to English teachers to distribute during class. Students also read announcements each day stating drug facts, defining red ribbon week, and encouraging students to wear the color red on Thursday. 300 book marks were distributed.
On Wednesday Volition Youth middle school members passed out candy with labels stating “tobacco tricks not treat” during lunch. Members also created posters to place around the lunch room walls with facts about the negative health effects, costs, and tricky advertisement of tobacco products. About 700 students were reached during this activity.
On Thursday Volition Franklin Youth went back to the high school to display the posters and distribute red Volition socks and red ribbons so students could participate in the wear red day. 200 ribbons and socks were given to students.Students were encouraged to take a selfie wearing their new red gear and post to social media with #VolitionFranklin. Posters were hung on Volition Franklin member lockers advertising Red Ribbon Week and reminding students of the contest.Of all the students who posted to their social media accounts, one was selected at random to win a $20 Starbucks gift card.