Last Friday, the Substance Abuse Prevention Task Force, run by the Lawrence and Methuen Community Coalition, visited the Guilmette Middle School as part of Red Ribbon Week. In 1988 The National Family Partnership created Red Ribbon Week in memory of DEA Agent Camarena who was working to end illegal drug trade and use. Since it’s beginning, millions of children and families have taken part in activities like the one pictured above and it is now one of the oldest and largest drug prevention campaigns in the United States.
Delilah Rivera, Director of the Substance Abuse Prevention Task Force along with Norma Cuevas, Alex Lora and Crystal Santiago provided substance abuse prevention information and activities for students at the Guilmette Middle School. The students expressed interest and appreciation, and pledged to “Live Drug-Free!”