Red Ribbon Week Proclamation

WHEREAS, Alcohol and Drug Abuse is one of the greatest threats to the health of our State’s young people; and

WHEREAS, Students, Parents, Teachers, Law Enforcement Officials, Business Leaders, Elected Officials, and Citizens each have a part to play in the war against drugs; and

WHEREAS, Education is our most important weapon in fighting drug abuse and we must remind our young people that turning to alcohol or illegal drugs is never the right decision; and

WHEREAS, Progressive steps have been made to combat substance abuse, but we continue to recognize that total awareness and cooperative efforts are crucial to continue positive growth in prevention, intervention, and treatment services. Some of the programs that Frisco Independent School District, in conjunction with the City of Frisco, has effectively implemented are:

 D.A.R.E. Program – Drug Abuse Resistance Program
 Rachel’s Challenge with ‘Friends of Rachel’ Groups
 Shattered Dreams Program
 School Resource Officers in all of the Secondary Schools
 Random contraband inspections using Drug Sniffing Dogs and additional Drug Education services in the schools through R.A.I.D. Corps Southwest, Inc.
 Second Step Training through classroom guidance
 Counselor-Guided Teaching Programs with all Schools to assist the FISD Teachers in reinforcing Decision-Making Skills

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Maher Maso, Mayor of the City of Frisco, Texas do hereby proclaim the Week of October 22 -26, 2012 as

“RED RIBBON WEEK”

In and throughout the City of Frisco and urge all Citizens to participate in this war against substance abuse.

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