Carl D. Perkins Job Corps Center

Carl D. Perkins celebrates Red Ribbon Week October 23-31, 2019

November 1st, 2019

Carl D. Perkins students celebrate Red Ribbon Week by committing to be drug free not just for one week but all year long. Y2Y students kicked off Red Ribbon Week by attending the Prestonsburg City Council Meeting on Monday October 21, 2019 at 6pm where Mayor Les Stapleton alongside his 8 council members signed a proclamation encouraging the citizens of Prestonsburg and Carl D. Perkins Job Corps Center to demonstrate their commitment to being healthy and living a drug free lifestyle. Sports World Ministries, Levar Fisher spoke to the entire student body with a positive message about working hard, overcoming obstacles and making good choices on Friday, October 25, 2019. The Mountain Regional Prevention Center visited on Wednesday October 30, and brought certificates for students to write in their 1 reason for being drug free. Students listed family, job corps, their health, mental well-being, and future careers as their reasons to commit to being drug free. Students wore their red ribbons all week long to show their support for DEA Special Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena who in 1985 was brutally tortured and murdered by Drug traffickers he investigated in Mexico. Students were awarded with a pizza party Friday evening for their commitment and support of being drug free. Wearing red ribbons during the month of October continues to represent our pledge to live drug free and honors the sacrifice of all who have lost their lives in the fight against drugs.