Red Ribbon

Red Ribbon Week is the oldest and largest drug prevention program in America, reaching millions of students each year during the last week of October. By wearing red ribbons and participating in community anti-drug events, young people pledge to live a drug-free life and pay tribute to DEA Special Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena (1947-1985).

What is Red Ribbon Training?

  • Free substance use awareness training for 6th, 7th and 8th grade students in the greater St. Louis area who have demonstrated leadership potential. Trainings last from 8:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. – for most students, a full school day.
  • Engaging, interactive sessions that teach students how to create their own Red Ribbon school activities. The workshops are led by local prevention professionals who are committed to promoting healthy lifestyles for youth.
  • An opportunity for school sponsors to receive Red Ribbon planning resources – project start-up kits and other materials to help schools coordinate and promote anti-drug events in their community.

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Breakout Sessions

These sessions keep students in the know with the latest facts on each topic and teach practical, hands-on techniques for sharing this information at their schools. Groups will be divided so that each school can attend as many breakout sessions as possible. We recommend one adult accompany each subdivided school group.

  • Marijuana SWAT
  • Prescription Meds: Don’t Let Them Fool You
  • Your Amazing Brain!
  • Alcohol: Brain Twister
  • Strategies Galore
  • Tobacco Trends: The Skinny on E-cigarettes
  • What’s the Buzz about Energy Drinks?
  • Guided Planning

Training Locations and Dates

Thursday, September 8: St. Louis County training
United Hebrew Congregation
13788 Conway Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63141

Thursday, September 22: Jefferson County training
Victory Church
1 Victory Dr.
Pevely, MO 63070

Tuesday, September 27: Warren County training
Faith Christian Family Church
17350 E. Veterans Memorial Pkwy
Truesdale, MO 63383



Q: How much is the training?

A: There’s no cost!

Q: Is lunch provided?

A: No – attendees WILL need to bring their own sack lunch. Chilled water bottles will be provided.

Q: Are there adult sessions?

A: No. Adults are encouraged to attend the breakout sessions with their students.

Q: How many students can I bring?

A: We recommend 10 students and two adult sponsors. Each school is capped at 15 students.



Registration is now closed.


For more info contact Lori Krueger, 314.962.3456 x323.

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