ADAP YLC Red Ribbon Week


Weston ADAP YLC hand out bracelets for awareness during Red Ribbon Week.

Weston Sees Red Ribbons: The Weston Forum article by ADAP YLC member Brett Gurman
On Monday, Oct. 24, Weston will join with other communities across the country to celebrate the nations oldest and largest drug prevention program: Red Ribbon Week.

In celebration of this special week, high school Youth Leadership Conference members of the Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program (ADAP) of Weston will be handing out red bracelets at Weston High School on Monday, Oct. 24, to serve as a reminder about the risks associated with drugs and alcohol.

Local merchants want our local youth to be aware of these risks. Students wearing the red bracelets will be eligible to receive discounts on lunches at Peters Market and the Lunch Box in Weston Center.

Red Ribbon Week began in 1985, when Special Agent Enrique Camarena, then an 11-year veteran of the DEA, was in Guadalajara, Mexico, investigating the countrys biggest marijuana and cocaine traffickers. Just before he was able to unlock a multi-billion dollar drug pipeline, Mr. Camarena was kidnapped, tortured and murdered by the same people he was tracking.

His brutal death raised the awareness of many Americans to the multifaceted danger presented by drugs, and to the international scope of the drug trade.

Following Mr. Camarenas death, his friends and colleagues encouraged local youth to honor Agent Camarena by wearing red ribbons during the last week of October as a symbol of their commitment.

Weston has celebrated Red Ribbon Week ever since its inception.


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    (First Monday of each month at the Weston Public Library)
    Grades 7 & 8 Meeting time TBD
    Grades 9-12 Meeting Time 7pm-9pm

    2019/2020 Meeting Dates: Oct. 7, Nov. 4, Dec. 2, Jan. 6, Feb. 3, Mar. 4, Apr. 6, May 4, June 4 (possible make-up or end of year party depending on school calendar). Meetings will be held in the  Community Room at the Weston Public Library.


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