Red Ribbon Week
October 21-27, 2012
Every October, during Red Ribbon Week, schools around the country encourage young people to live a drug-free life. Alcohol is the most commonly used drug by youth—more than all illegal drugs combined, in fact. That's why MADD wants to help young people take a stand against underage alcohol use, help schools educate young people about the dangers of alcohol and equip parents to have potentially lifesaving conversations about alcohol with their kids. Together, by engaging youth, parents and the community to prevent underage drinking and support the 21 minimum drinking age, we can reduce the deaths and injuries that come from underage drinking.