The Working Together Coalition is looking for a part-time, motivated and detail orientated Administrative Assistant.
· Ability to communicate well in both written and verbal form.
· Excellent organizational skills with ability to multi-task.
· A self-starter who can work independently with minimal supervision.
· Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Excel, Power Point, Outlook and Publisher.
· Experience with social networking, blogs, websites design or multi-media.
· 2 years work experience or 2 years of post-secondary education.
Our mission is Working Together to prevent substance use by our youth through community collaboration, resulting in an improved quality of life. In turn, we would like to raise public awareness of the risks and consequences of the use of substances as well as things that the community can do to help our young people make healthy decisions. By making changes to the environment, we envision having a safe and healthy community, free of the impact of substance abuse and its negative effects.
Teens Leading the Way remind adults not to buy alcohol for minors “Sticker shock” has become an annual program by Teens Leading the Way (TLTW) to prevent adults from purchasing alcohol for minors. This is its third year. Each spring, students with TLTW in the Walker-Hackensack-Akeley, Pine River-Backus and Northland school district communities label alcohol containers with stickers reminding adults that it is a crime to buy alcohol for minors. They target specific types of alcohol more than others, like wine coolers and beer. Click to read more
PRAF receives Beautify America paint grant The Pine River Area Foundation (PRAF) was a recent recipient of a Valspar Beautify America Paint Grant. Jerry Peterson, a foundation board member, was approached by the Working Together Coalition and the Dam Park Task Force to write a grant application to the Initiative Foundation (IF) in Little Falls. The IF has teamed up with the Valspar Corp. to accept grants for Minnesota Beautiful, a program where cities and nonprofit organizations in the IF’s 14-county region may apply for a grant to receive paint and coatings to complete restoration and beautification projects.Click to read more
Felton, Working Together Coalition honored Kelly Felton, coalition coordinator with the Working Together Coalition (WTC), was awarded a scholarship from the Anti-Drug Coalitions of America and invited to speak at the Substance and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Prevention Day on Feb. 4 at the Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center in National Harbor, Md. Felton will present at two sessions, focusing on WTC activities and efforts in the Pine River-Backus, Walker-Hackensack-Akeley and Northland communities during last year’s first National Prevention Week.Click to read more
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Search Institute's 40 developmental assets
6th-12th grade students from the school districts of Walker-Hackensack-Akeley, Pine River-Backus and theNorthland Community have taken a survey called Profiles of Student Life: Attitudes and Behaviors which is a survey from Search Institute. The Developmental Asset framework looks at experiences of young people and their commitments, values, skills and identity. They were asked questions about their 40 Developmental Assets, which are building blocks of healthy development for youth. This is an evidence based approach that will help us increase the things that youth need to make healthy and safe decisions. These assets will help young people to grow up to be healthy, caring and responsible!
The results of the survey are reviewed yearly to guide the work of the Coalition to see what we as a community can do to help thrive! This information gathered helps us to identify what risk and protective factors our communities have and gives us specific strategies to work on to make a real difference. The Coalition will be using this data to move forward and understand what we as a community can do to help our youth. Any group or organization interested in partnering or learning about this information, please contact us for a presentation.
Working Together Coalition for Safe & Healthy Families | PO Box 1, Pine River, MN 56474 | 218-587-4292
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