Members of the Hamden High School Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) club promoted drug awareness and “Positive Choices” in observance of National Red Ribbon week.
Red ribbons, provided by the local Chapter of Mother’s Against Drunk Driving (MADD), were tied onto nearly 300 cars at the Hamden High School parking lot by SADD members.
The National Family Partnership organized the first Nationwide Red Ribbon Campaign to promote drug awareness in 1985. In response to the murder of DEA Agent Enrique Camarena and to honor his memory, parents and youth in communities across the country began wearing Red Ribbons as a symbol of their commitment to raise awareness of the killing and destruction caused by drugs in America.
Many coalitions across the nation, including Hamden Youth Advisory Council’s (HYAC) Positive Choices campaign, embrace Camarena’s belief that “one person can make a difference.”
You can make a difference! by supporting HYAC’s Positive Choices Campaign to prevent underage drinking and drug use by encouraging youth to make “Positive Choices” to live a lifestyle free from the influence of alcohol and the tragic effects of drug and alcohol abuse.
The Hamden's Campaign is supported by the Consultation Center, Inc. with funds from DMHAS as part of a statewide initiative. For more information, contact Beth Chiarillo, Town of Hamden Youth Services Bureau, at 203-777-2610 ext. 137.