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Red Ribbon Week – Working Together To Keep Our Kids Off Drugs [Podcast]

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There is a drug problem nationwide.  There is a drug problem in SW Montana, and kids are using at a very young age.  It’s going to take all of us working together to keep our kids off drugs. 

Red Ribbon Week is the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country and began after the murder of DEA agent Kiki Camarena by drug traffickers in 1985.

Red Ribbon Week serves as a vehicle for communities and individuals to take a stand against drugs through a commitment to drug prevention and education, as well as a personal commitment to live drug-free lives.

Several activities are occurring throughout Bozeman School District this week.  Several elementary schools, including Longfellow and Hawthorne, and both middle schools are having a theme, each day that is connected to the message “The Best Me is DrugFree!”

At Bozeman High School, members of the SpeakOUT! Club are providing red ribbons for students as they pledge to make healthy choices.

Bozeman School District #7, the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office and the Bozeman Police Department are jointly sponsoring a community presentation, “Drug Trends in our Community ~ What Parents Need to Know,” on Thursday, October 25th, from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Bozeman City Hall.

The drug trends are scary, and all of us need to be educated on what’s out there, and how kids are getting their hands on it.

Two Bozeman High School students were in the studio this morning, Lizzie Gill and Nate Lamberty.  They were telling us how easy it is to get drugs if you want them.

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