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Welcome to the Official Website of The Enrique S. Camarena Educational Foundation, Inc. This is the only official site for accurate and official information about Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent Enrique "Kiki" Camarena.
The mission of the Enrique “Kiki” S. Camarena Educational Foundation is to eradicate drug abuse in our nation’s youth and to honor fallen and injured heroes in the fight against illegal drugs. The Foundation accomplishes its mission through three drug abuse awareness programs: placement of memorial Camarena busts, scholarships for deserving high school seniors, and participation in the Red Ribbon Campaign. We believe youth achieve their highest potential for success in life when drug free.
The Foundation hopes, by reintroducing Kiki's tragic death through placing representative bronze busts of Enrique Camarena in public schools and buildings, to capture the essence of the DEA Agent. We hope to make it representative of all our fallen comrades in drug law enforcement and rekindle the public awareness and indignation that was aroused in all of our fellow citizens in the months and years after that eventful day in February of 1985.
The Foundation works to accomplish its mission as an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) nonprofit, public benefit corporation administered by a group of dedicated members. The Foundation relies solely upon public support and donations to achieve its mission.
February 7, 2010 marked the 25th Anniversary of Enrique "Kiki" Camarena's abduction in Guadalajara. Red Ribbon Celebrations continue growing every year and Kiki's posthumous mark on drug abuse awareness and education remains a lasting tribute to the sacrifice of all fallen law enforcement officers. The RESOURCES tab above has many resources to learn about Kiki and drug awareness. We encourage everyone to take the time to get reaqcuainted with Kiki's tragic story. Click on the Why Kiki? icon in the left margin to find out more.
Our foundation also has initiated a project to honor drug law enforcement officers who were injured in the line of duty. Unfortunately, their stories are seldom told outside of law enforcement circles. We have posted several stories using their own words. Please take the time to honor these officers by learning about their experiences. Current drug law enforcement officers face the same dangers in keeping illegal drugs from reaching our children. If you are a law enforcement officer and would like to share your story regarding injuries suffered in the line of duty or know a fallen narcotics enforcement officer who perished in the line of duty, we feel their stories should be shared, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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