BIC Celebrates Red Ribbon Week


Chloe Pierce, Writer

This week, October 26 through October 30, the students of BIC celebrate Red Ribbon Week.  Red Ribbon Week is a week dedicated to spreading awareness for drug use and includes fun themes for each day.


Red Ribbon Week was started by the National Family Partnership (NFP).  They provide awareness, advocacy, and resources about drugs and how to prevent their use by kids.  NFP’s website states the following:


“National Family Partnership, formerly the National Federation of Parents for Drug Free Youth, was established as a grassroots, nonprofit organization in 1980 by a handful of concerned and determined parents who were convinced they should begin to play a leadership role in drug prevention.  Since its founding thirty years ago, NFP has devoted its efforts to the well-being of youth. Today, NFP is a national leader in drug prevention education & advocacy. Our mission is to lead and support our nation’s families and communities in nurturing the full potential of healthy, drug free youth.”


Monday’s theme is Don’t Let Drugs Sneak Up On You.  The students are instructed to wear sneakers to fit this theme.  Tuesday’s theme is Black Out, where students wear all black to “black out” drugs.  Wednesday’s theme is Too Bright For Drugs, where students wear neon colors to show their brightness.  Thursday’s theme is Say Boo to Drugs, where students wear Halloween costumes.  Friday will have no theme due to the day being designated as a virtual friday for BIC.