The Glynn Brunswick Narcotics Enforcement Team presented an educational program to the students of St. Francis Xavier Catholic School during Red Ribbon Week, a week observed each year to educate students on the dangers of drug abuse.
Seven officers were present to speak about common drugs, peer pressure, gangs, social gatherings, drinking under the influence and other topics of interest. Students were allowed to view posters and displays of common narcotics and were given an opportunity to examine equipment used by the officers while on duty. After learning some of the training procedures for drug dogs, students watched a drug dog in action.
Younger children designed drug-free T-shirts. Each morning, students from the National Junior Honor Society gave drug facts. The younger children were also entertained by Ronald McDonald who presented a program on leadership, a program sponsored by Katie Booth, owner of local McDonalds restaurants. To conclude the celebration, the student body collected canned goods and presented over 400 items of food to St. Vincent de Paul to help those in need.