Are you ready to celebrate Red Ribbon Week (RRW)? This year, TAC groups are celebrating virtually. They will be using the slogan, “Be Happy, Be Brave, Be-Drug-Free” to help spread awareness among their peers. To begin, Kennesaw Mountain and Wheeler TAC are both hosting a RRW virtual poster competition at their schools. In addition, Hancock TAC is putting on a RRW at home door decorating contest! In the light of TAC using social media to promote drug prevention awareness, Champion, Newton, and Walton TAC are running their own RRW Tik Tok Challenges at their schools. So make sure to follow us on TikTok @GaPrevention and search for the hashtag #rrwchallenge to watch their RRW videos! Several TAC groups will also be conducting RRW announcements, spirit theme days, and even an online red ribbon week rally! It may be different this year, but it definitely didn’t stop TAC from taking leadership and getting creative!
Apart from Red Ribbon Week, there are other ways that drug prevention awareness is being celebrated this month. If you have unused or expired medication, then come by the Northwest Family YMCA on Saturday, October 24th from 10 am to 2 pm to dispose of them properly at our Drive-Thru Drop off! This event will be following COVID-19 guidelines in order to ensure a safe experience. If you do not live near this area, then please go to https://takebackday.dea.gov/ to find your nearest collection site. If you are feeling more artistic, then we challenge you to create a Red Ribbon Week Tik Tok! Use the hashtag #rrwchallenge and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. First place winner will get a $25 Amazon gift card and we will put the video on GPP’s Tik Tok Page. The winner will be announced on Friday, October 30th.