October 23-31 marked the 26th annual Red Ribbon Week, a campaign created by the National Family Partnership that aims to present a unified and visible commitment towards the creation of a drug-free America. Positive Pressure teamed up with Kearney/Holdrege Elks Lodge #984 and players from the University of Nebraska at Kearney women’s basketball team to visit local schools and talk to students about staying drug free.
Players from the UNK women’s basketball team spoke during special assemblies, explaining to students why they choose to be drug free and handing out Take a Stand t-shirts to students who volunteered to share their reasons for staying drug free.
In addition, members of Elks Lodge #984 distributed informational packets to counselors in each Buffalo County school. The packets contained resources on substance abuse, mentoring, assessing and building on the Search Institute’s 40 Developmental Assets, and more. Visit the Positive Pressure website to learn more about Red Ribbon Week.