Red was the color to be wearing at John Jay Middle School during the annual Red Ribbon Week, which was celebrated throughout the country and has been officially recognized by the United States Congress.
Members of the SADD club, under the leadership of School Social Worker Jessica Fulton, organized activities and were instrumental in expressing the importance of making educated decisions. The students worked diligently to adorn each school bus with a giant red ribbon. During the week’s morning announcements, SADD members addressed their peers, sharing pertinent information regarding the dangers of addiction. They discussed statistics, avenues of support, and insight into the origin of “Red Ribbon Week.”
At the end of the week, during lunch periods, students were provided with red ribbons and brochures thanks to the Drug Prevention Council of Bedford-Lewisboro. The SADD club also distributed stickers and asked students to contribute to the “Reality Wall,” which offered them an opportunity to anonymously write about alcohol- or drug-related consequences that affected them, their families, or their community.
SADD meets every other week and new members are always welcome. For more information, please contact Jessica Fulton, John Jay Middle School Social Worker/Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator at 763-7669, or visit the KLSD Drug Abuse and Alcohol Prevention Web site via www.klschools.org