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Why Kiki?

Read about Kiki's story and why so many people honor his sacrifice every year during Red Ribbon Week.

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Red Ribbon Week

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Drug Abuse Prevention Resources

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The Enrique S. Camarena Educational Foundation was founded to preserve and promote the sacrifices made by Special Agent “Kiki” Camarena as well as all law enforcement officers who have given their lives in fighting drug abuse. The foundation promotes drug-free education activities for our Nation’s youth. It has been nationally recognized that drug abuse is a self-destructive activity that also negatively impacts numerous lives, the educational process and our society. In 2005, the foundation established The Drug Abuse Education Scholarship Program in an effort to promote a discussion of drug-free lifestyles among our Nation’s youth. The annual scholarship program recognizes outstanding high school seniors who have exemplified the personal and educational lifestyles that promote success in the future as adults. The scholarship winners receive a scholarship award for use in their college studies. The scholarship participants are evaluated on their participation in public or school service programs, their formal educational plans, their high school grade point average, two letters of recommendation as well as a written essay proposing an effective educational drug abuse prevention program for their school or their community.

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#CamarenaStrong Clubs

Students deserve to learn basic information about the hazards of substance abuse to them personally, to their families, to their schools, to their communities and to the world community. The establishment of the CamarenaStrong Club program is intended to help remedy that lack of education by harnessing the power of the students themselves to engage, educate and encourage their peers to live healthy and positive lifestyles.

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What's New In Our Comunity

2023 Scholarships are now posted!

Scholarship applications are now posted. They are due by May 15. http://www.camarenafoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/Complete-Scholarship-App-2023.pdf

Camarena Coins

2023 Camarena Coins coming soon!

Dora Camarena Soto, Mother of Enrique ‘Kiki’ Camarena, Dies

The mother of Enrique Camarena passed away on August 30 at the age of 97. She is mourned by her family. For many years, she supported Red Ribbon Week and spoke about her son. The Camarena Education Foundation mourns her passing.


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