Red Ribbon Certified Schools
Red Ribbon Certified Schools is a substance abuse prevention delivery system that promotes academic excellence through prevention.
Affiliated with the Red Ribbon Campaign, it's like a Good Housekeeping Seal for schools. See if your child's school is Red Ribbon certified. Click Here
Informed Families is the Florida sponsor of the national Red Ribbon Campaign®, the oldest and largest substance abuse prevention campaign in the nation. Sponsored by the National Family Partnership, Red Ribbon Week is celebrated annually by over 80 Million people from October 23rd - 31st.
Since 2005, over 62 schools nationwide have received the honor of Red Ribbon certification. The Red Ribbon Certified Schools (RRCS) program assesses and celebrates the successful efforts of schools in four areas key to the prevention of substance abuse among youth:
- School environment
- Use of evidence based programs and best practices
- Parent involvement
- Year-round Red Ribbon activities
The program is open to all elementary, middle and high schools. Applicants receive support and tutorials to complete the online application process. Certified schools receive a flag and plaque to display their designation. Awardees remain certified for three years.
New applicants are accepted from September 1st to December, 31st. Applications are due by mid April. Informational webinars are held monthly. For more information about getting your school certified, visit www.redribbonschools.org to register for the next webinar.
Why Get Your School Certified?
Receive national recognition for your school's efforts to:
- Produce safe, healthy drug-free kids
- Improve academic performance
- Increase parental involvement in schools
- Improve awareness and social norms around alcohol and drug use
What's the Process?
- Attend an informational webinar. Register at www.RedRibbonSchools.org
- Request an Application ID
- Form an Application Team (Principal, Teacher, Student, Parent, Liaison)
- Complete your online application
- Submit your application by mid April
Learn more at our next intro webinar
Join our live webinar to learn more about the Red Ribbon Certified Schools® program and application process.
Register now at www.RedRibbonSchools.org