Schools push drug awareness during Red Ribbon Week
By Ashleigh Plemper
Farmer Staff Writer
Children don’t wake up one day and say, ‘I’m going to try drugs or alcohol today.’ The pressure starts early and sets in slowly. It doesn’t form overnight. So why should promoting a life without it be any different?
Every year, the McKenzie County Public School District No.1 (MCPSD) spends five days recognizing Red Ribbon Week, a campaign that supports drug and alcohol awareness and prevention.
“It’s really about showing students the long-term affects,” says Lindsey Danbom, Fox Hills Elementary guidance counselor.
Last week, it was game on for local guidance counselors who did their due diligence to encourage a life without drugs and alcohol.
“We hit it really hard last week but also made it part of a larger conversation,” Danbom says.