The Drug Enforcement Administration will hold its annual National Red Ribbon Rally virtually this year. The virtual rally will premiere on www.dea.gov on October 1, 2020, and be available to share throughout the month of October.
This year’s Red Ribbon Rally features voices from our community and special guests who represent diverse experiences and perspectives on drug prevention and Red Ribbon activism, including youth performances that celebrate living drug-free. The event will also recognize the winners of the DEA Red Ribbon visual arts contest, and announce the community groups selected to receive DEA’s 2020 Community Drug Prevention Award.
During Red Ribbon Week, young people in communities and schools across the nation pledge to live drug-free by wearing red ribbons and participating in anti-drug events. Red Ribbon Week is also a time to pay tribute to DEA Special Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, whose tragic murder led to the creation of the Red Ribbon Campaign. Today, millions of Americans all over the United States continue to wear red ribbons to symbolize their support for a united, drug-free nation.
Last year, Mentor USA’s Youth Ambassador, Mikyah Jackson, delivered a powerful spoken word on the impact of drug misuse in her community. Read more about last year’s Red Ribbon Rally here.