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2019 Red Ribbon Certified Schools Recognized

Posted by Informed Families on October 15, 2019 at 12:00 PM

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Informed Families newly-designated 2019 Red Ribbon Certified Schools include: Brownsville, Citrus Grove and Homestead Middle Schools in Miami-Dade County, FL; West Orange and Cypress Creek High Schools in Orange County, FL; and North Atlanta High School in Fulton County, GA.

The Red Ribbon Certified Schools in both Miami-Dade and Orange Counties received special recognition during the October School Board meetings in their respective counties.


School Board member Dr. Lawrence Feldman issued a proclamation recognizing Informed Families for helping children grow up safe, healthy and drug-free through initiatives such as Red Ribbon Week. He also congratulated Brownsville, Citrus Grove, and Homestead Middle Schools for being named 2019 Red Ribbon Certified Schools.

In Orange County, Informed Families Program Director Christine Stilwell was invited to recognize Cypress Creek and West Orange High Schools on becoming Red Ribbon Certified at the School Board meeting. Informed Families Prevention Consultant Sharon Warner presented the schools with a Red Ribbon Certified School flag and a plaque.

North Atlanta High School is the first school in the state of Georgia to become Red Ribbon Certified. The school plans to celebrate the recognition during Red Ribbon Week.

Becoming a Red Ribbon Certified School is a distinguished achievement shared with less than 100 schools nationwide.  The award celebrates their success in the following four areas (independently evaluated by the UCF Institute for Social and Behavioral Sciences at University of Central Florida): school environment, best practices in education, parent engagement and substance abuse prevention activities.


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Topics: red ribbon, high school, orlando, middle school, red ribbon certified schools, drug prevention, christine stilwell, recognition, miami, orange county

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We teach people how to say no to drugs and how to make healthy choices. To reduce the demand for drugs, Informed Families has focused its efforts on educating and mobilizing the community, parents and young people in order to change attitudes. In this way we counteract the pressures in society that condone and promote drug and alcohol use and abuse. The organization educates thousands of families annually about how to stay drug and alcohol free through networking and a variety of programs and services .

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