Students families pledge to be drug free

Released by Maya Bethany with the Lindale ISD:

LINDALE, TX - October 24-31 is Red Ribbon Week for the Lindale Independent School District. For a second year, the Lindale Junior High School will host the "Red Ribbon Challenge" on Friday, October 30.

The "Red Ribbon Challenge" is a run/walk event that was developed to encourage students to be drug free by showing them the support they have from family, school personnel, community members, and friends. Students are divided into teams that run at different times throughout the day. In addition to the run, the students' day is built around fun, hands-on activities that educate them about the dangers of drugs, alcohol, and tobacco use. As their day progresses, students will examine the effect of alcohol on the brain using a drop of alcohol in a raw egg, calculate how much smoking cigarettes costs someone over a lifetime, see before and after pictures of twenty-year meth users, create PowerPoint presentations detailing the dangers of substance abuse, and much more.

Students will be asked to fill out a pledge card to keep in his or her wallet or purse that states his or her intent to be drug free.