Lead By Example / Reverse The Trend Anti-Violence Basketball Tournament
The Foundation for a Drug Free World The Americas Chapter sponsored the Red-Ribbon Cutting & Kick-Off Basketball Game, for a series of games to come, by Lead by Example, Reverse the Trend, and the NYPD. News 12 The Bronx covered the story and the great works these organizations are doing to unite the Bronx community with the NYPD. The purpose of the games is to bring together teens, youth and the local police -- by playing basketball! Lead by Example and Reverse the Trend focus on empowering youth and teens through sports and by teaching them how to play basketball. They then team up with the NYPD and play against the NYPD team, facilitating unity in the community and fun. Foundation for a Drug Free World not only sponsors the event, but also provides drug education and prevention materials through its "Truth about Drugs" campaign to the players. We have provided free drug education booklets, conducted the drug-free pledge with students, and overall, have co-produced these basketball games and events. The game took place in the Bronx at a New York City Department of Parks & Recreation basketball court. Photo Credits: Austin Donohue
Red Ribbon Week Events
GRASSROOTS COMMUNITY WORK: TRUTH ABOUT DRUGS BOOKLETS DISTRIBUTIONS
Foundation for a Drug Free World The Americas Chapter volunteers, interns and externs distribute free drug education materials to local stores, delis, clothing stores, groceries, etc. as well as to local schools, after-school centers, community centers and NYPD precincts. The booklets are available free of charge and in bulk to any organization that would like them. There are drug education and prevention booklets and materials on Rx Drug Abuse, Synthetic Drugs, Heroin, Cocaine, Marijuana, Alcohol Abuse, LSD, Ecstasy, Crack Cocaine, Inhalants, Ritalin Abuse, Painkillers and others, in more than 12 languages. Please visit: www.drugfreeworld.org to order your materials. Please email: FDFWAmericas@gmail.com if you are interested in booking a free drug education event / assembly / town hall / training seminar / parents workshop / etc. We are located in Queens, New York and can travel throughout New York City, Long Island, Westchester, Yonkers, New Jersey and other locations upon request.
poster contests at schools & educational institutions
Foundation for a Drug Free World has a free curriculum that can be ordered and implemented by educators, parents, law enforcement officers, etc. The curriculum is available in more than 12 languages and covers most illicit drugs as well as Rx Drug Abuse. There are many activities that you can do with the curriculum including essay and poster contests, art projects, etc. In the below school, the NYC Department of Education Parent Coordinator had her students create art that communicated about the harms of substance abuse. View the photos below to see the art that her students created. To get involved in the Drug Free World and "Truth about Drugs" program, please email us at: FDFWAmericas@gmail.com.