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Dublin observing Red Ribbon Week

City, police promoting drug-free messages to the city's youth

Red ribbons dot the streets and school grounds in Dublin this week as the city observes the national focus on tobacco, alcohol and other drug prevention programs and activities.

The Dublin City Council proclaimed Oct. 23 through Monday as "Red Ribbon Week."

Dublin Police Services are participating in school events to promote drug-free messages to the city's youth. The theme of this year's campaign is "The Drug Free Force is With Me."

Red Ribbon Week encourages everyone to make visible statements and commitments to a healthy, drug-free community in which to raise a generation of drug-free youth.

National Family Partnership, formerly the National Federation of Parents for Drug Free Youth, was established as a grassroots, nonprofit organization in 1980 by a handful of concerned and determined parents who were convinced they should begin to play a leadership role in drug prevention.

Nancy Reagan was an honorary chair of NFP.

Since its founding 30 years ago, NFP has devoted its efforts to the well-being of youth.

Today, NFP is a national leader in drug prevention education and advocacy. Its mission is to lead and support the nation’s families and communities in nurturing the full potential of healthy, drug free youth.

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