No stranger to Red Ribbon Week, Johanna celebrates the event every year at her local elementary school in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Coincidentally, Johanna¹s mom, Elissa Colón, is a former elementary school teacher who organized Red Ribbon Week activities each year for students at her school.
Elissa Colón sees Red Ribbon Week as a gift to parents and schools and a wonderful opportunity to introduce a sometimes difficult, but nonetheless important, topic to children. As the Youth Ambassador, Johanna will help spread the Red Ribbon Week message in her local schools; at national Red Ribbon events; online through social media; through print, TV and online media interviews and other opportunities as they arise.
Red Ribbon Week (October 23-31) is the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation,
The National Family Partnership was established in 1980 and is a national leader in drug prevention, education and advocacy. Its mission is to lead our nation¹s families and communities in nurturing the full potential of healthy, drug-free youth. Red Ribbon Week is the nation¹s largest and oldest drug prevention campaign. NFP created the campaign in response to the 1985 abduction and murder of DEA agent Enrique "Kiki" Camarena. Learn more about NFP at www.nfp.org.