2021 Red Ribbon Week Videos

Grades 4-6 Playlist and Grades 7-12 Playlist

Our Award-Winning Red Ribbon Week content features free CASEL and Common Core-aligned curriculum to engage students in critical conversations about the importance of making positive life choices and avoiding drug and alcohol use.

We’ve lined up 5 Storyteller videos from our roster of 40+ celebrity influencers paired with discussion questions and activities to help your students build a strong foundation for prevention.

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How it works

Our program makes use of current scientific findings on youth behavior, brain development, social norming, and substance abuse prevention.

OUR PROGRAM IS SIMPLE AND CAN BE SUMMARIZED IN THREE BASIC STEPS

  • Step 1

    Watch A Natural High Video

  • Step 2

    Discuss Together as a group

  • Step 3

    Go Deeper Through fun activities

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Grades 7-12 Red Ribbon Playlist

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Kai Lenny Professional Surfer

Learning Focus:
Social Awareness
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Discussion Guide

Some suggested questions to ask after you watch the video:

Question #1:

What are the activities that give you joy?

Question #2:

What does it feel like when you do these activities, or how would you describe the feeling to someone else?

Question #3:

Peer pressure is real. To what degree might you be tempted to find acceptance in your peer’s opinions of you rather than stay true to a healthy lifestyle?

Question #4:

What are some possible reasons you would give for why you would say no to friends asking you to experiment with drugs and alcohol?
a. Try to think of at least three.
b. How do you think your friends would respond to your reasons for saying no?

Danyelle Wolf World Champion Boxer

Learning Focus:
Self-Management
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Discussion Guide

Some suggested questions to ask after you watch the video:

Question #1:

How do you answer the question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Why?

Question #2:

Describe a time you have had a sense of accomplishment.

Question #3:

What does it mean to you to be a fighter?

Question #4:

What do you fight for? How does it make you feel?

Question #5:

Danyelle says that the decision to stay off drugs molded her life. How might it mold your life?

Question #6:

Hanging around with the wrong crowd, according to Danyelle, can affect your choices. Do you agree? Why or why not? Have you experienced this? If so, please describe.

Lisa Leslie WNBA All Star

Learning Focus:
Responsible Decision Making
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Discussion Guide

Some suggested questions to ask after you watch the video:

Question #1:

Lisa says, “I always wanted to represent my family, my mom and my sisters, and I didn’t want to do anything that would damage my family name.” How do you see yourself representing your family?

Question #2:

Everyone knew a girl that played on the basketball team and that impressed Lisa. Is there someone you admire?

Question #3:

In 9th grade Lisa set a goal to make the Olympic basketball team. What are your goals and how do you work toward them?

Question #4:

Focus helped Lisa prioritize grades and athletics. What are your priorities? How do you keep your focus on them?

Tony Hawk Pro Skateboarder

Learning Focus:
Self Awareness
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Discussion Guide

Some suggested questions to ask after you watch the video:

Question #1:

Tony was exposed to drugs at a young age and saw that they could affect performance. He didn’t want to compromise his own skating performance. Is there something you feel you wouldn’t want to compromise?

Question #2:

Tony suggests that it’s hard to say “no” to drugs and alcohol. How do you say, “no”?

Question #3:

Tony describes the feeling of creating his own tricks as a buzz. In what ways are you creative? When do you feel your own “buzz?”

Question #4:

Tony says that a natural high to him is being present and enjoying what you do on a physical and mental level. When have you experienced that feeling of being present and enjoying something on a physical and mental level?

Dartanyon Crockett Paralympic Judo Athlete

Learning Focus:
Healthy Relationships
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Discussion Guide

Some suggested questions to ask after you watch the video:

Question #1:

What would you say is Dartanyon’s main character strength? What about him makes you think that?

Question #2:

Dartanyon’s father struggled with drug and alcohol addiction and it deeply affected how Dartanyon grew up. How would your life be different if you did not have a parent or guardian who was able to support you?

Question #3:

At Natural High, we believe that having a passion can improve all aspects of your life. How did wrestling and helping others improve Dartanyon’s life?

Question #4:

How has Dartanyon’s opinion of himself and his abilities changed over time?

Question #5:

Dartanyon says that there is always someone who can relate to your story. How do you relate to Dartanyon’s story?

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Grades 4-6 Red Ribbon Playlist

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Carissa Moore Professional Surfer

Learning Focus:
Healthy Relationships
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Discussion Guide

Some suggested questions to ask after you watch the video:

Question #1:

What are the big, bold dreams you have for your life?

Question #2:

Who are the people you look up to that you consider successful and full of life and joy?

Question #3:

What would you do differently if you took your dreams seriously?

Question #4:

What’s a habit you have now that might not help you in the pursuit of your dreams?

Question #5:

What would you be willing to change or do differently to achieve your dreams?

Ron Artis II Singer / Songwriter

Learning Focus:
Social Awareness
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Discussion Guide

Some suggested questions to ask after you watch the video:

Question #1:

Ron is excited to share about his family. Who can you depend on?

Question #2:

Music makes Ron happy, and even though some days he feels exhausted by it, it brings him joy and satisfaction. What exhausts you and also brings you joy? Why?

Question #3:

It’s easy to believe what other people think about you, but Ron tells us to trust in who we are. Who are you? When has someone made you doubt that? How can you believe in your authentic self?

Question #4:

Ron talks about choices - and sometimes you might have to make a hard one. When have you made a choice you’re proud of? What makes it a choice you are proud of?

Queen Harrison World Champion Hurdler

Learning Focus:
Responsible Decision Making
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Discussion Guide

Some suggested questions to ask after you watch the video:

Question #1:

How can having goals help you to push through day-to-day problems?

Question #2:

What is a goal you have that you would like to complete by the time you are 18? If you don’t have one, can you think of one?

Question #3:

What have you done to work toward your goal? What can you do to work toward it, to help you stay focused?

Question #4:

Writing down your goals helps you to use them as a guidepost for your actions. Where can you keep your goals written where you can remind yourself of them?

Question #5:

Queen talks about masking pain with drugs. What do you think this means? Do you ever mask your pain? How? What are other ways to handle pain?

Question #6:

Queen suggests that success is “a direct reflection of who you surround yourself with.” Who do you surround yourself with? Do they reflect your success? How?

Question #7:

She adds, “Put your blinders on to those negative people and don’t allow them into your circle.” Do you have to use blinders? Why or why not?

Tim Howard U.S. Soccer National Team

Learning Focus:
Self Awareness
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Discussion Guide

Some suggested questions to ask after you watch the video:

Question #1:

How does hard work relate to success in your life? Can you give an example of something that you have worked hard for and that has yielded success?

Question #2:

Soccer and playing with his brother and friends brought Tim joy as a child. What brings you joy?

Question #3:

Tim had friends who used drugs and that reinforced an image of drug use that helped him stay off drugs. Can you identify with this? If so, how?

Question #4:

Tim talks about picking yourself up after a loss. Have you ever had to do that? Talk about your experience. Was it hard to do? What did you learn?

Question #5:

Tim talks about wanting to win and how that drives him. What drives you? What is a milestone you are looking forward to?

Danyelle Wolf World Champion Boxer

Learning Focus:
Self-Management
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Discussion Guide

Some suggested questions to ask after you watch the video:

Question #1:

How do you answer the question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Why?

Question #2:

Describe a time you have had a sense of accomplishment.

Question #3:

What does it mean to you to be a fighter?

Question #4:

What do you fight for? How does it make you feel?

Question #5:

Danyelle says that the decision to stay off drugs molded her life. How might it mold your life?

Question #6:

Hanging around with the wrong crowd, according to Danyelle, can affect your choices. Do you agree? Why or why not? Have you experienced this? If so, please describe.

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Founder’s Story

Natural High was founded by entrepreneur Jon Sundt, who lost both of his brothers to drug addiction. After the loss, Jon became determined to turn this experience into positive change and made the decision to spend the rest of his life helping young people make better choices. He realized that simply shifting the way we engage youth could dispel the myth around drugs and alcohol. He began traveling to schools with local influencers and a slide projector at his side, hoping that his story could help save even one life.

Today, Natural High reaches young people around the country. What started in tragedy has now grown into a movement bringing hope and positive results to thousands of families. Two decades of youth are now thriving and choosing their Natural High over drugs and alcohol — all through the power of storytelling and positive example.

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