Students at Moody High School are getting some valuable education on living a clean life.
Thursday kicked off Red Ribbon Week at Moody, a yearly event that encourages students to live drug and violence-free lives.
Officials said that now is an important time for students to learn that decisions they make today will affect them forever, and resisting temptations isn't always easy.
"Honestly, it's very hard," Moody student Kiara Harris said. "You've got to have that gut, that courage, to say 'no.' You've always got to have that courage. I mean, sometimes you've just got to walk away from things, even if somebody says you're not cool, or 'I'm not going to be your friend no more.' You just got to learn."
Students said they are role models, not only for their peers, but for younger siblings.