Get Involved

John Grimley

Coalition Coordinator

We are always looking for more members! If you are interested in making your voice heard, please feel free to contact John:

  • Cell - 218-838-2647
  • Email him at wtc@workingtogethercoalition.org
Working together coalition event

HOW & WHY TO GET INVOLVED:

  • With your help, we can create a thriving community that provides a healthy environment for youth and help curb youth using alcohol and other substances.
  • Our Coalition is set up for each sector to retain their own identity but agree to work together towards a common goal of building safe, healthy and drug-free communities. Each coalition member decides how much time and which projects that they would like to contribute to. There are numerous opportunities for involvement, here are some areas in which you could get involved:
  • Attend Monthly Coalition Meetings
  • Community Connections works on building community collaboration and intentionally building Developmental Assets among youth.
  • Zero Adult Providers works on reducing accessibility of substances and risk factors among youth.
  • Marketing Committee is in charge or developing marketing and communications for the Coalition.
  • Teens Leading the Way is a leadership group of 9th-12th grade students that work to keep their peers healthy, safe and responsible by not using alcohol, tobacco or drugs.

OUR SUB-COMMITTIES:

  • Subcommittees help members focus on their own strengths while tapping into talents they  may have in certain areas to be the most effective and impactful coalition members they can. Subcommittees focus on areas that members are interested in

Includes at least one advisor (school Staff or Community Member) and any 9th-12th grade students from the Northland Community, Pine River-Backus and Walker-Hackensack-Akeley school districts. Responsibilities include meeting twice a month (or as needed) to discuss ways to keep teens healthy, safe and responsible by not using alcohol, tobacco or drugs.

Includes any interested Coalition Members. Responsibilities include building a marketing plan to get information out to the community about the WTC and it’s initiatives. Tasks may include: creating posters/billboards/printed material, update website information, newspaper releases, parents letters, radio public service announcements, coalition newsletters and articles for the school to put in their newsletters.


MARKETING COMMITTEE

Includes any interested Coalition Members. Responsibilities include building a marketing plan to get information out to the community about the WTC and it’s initiatives. Tasks may include: creating posters/billboards/printed material, update website information, newspaper releases, parents letters, radio public service announcements, coalition newsletters and articles for the school to put in their newsletters.


TEENS LEADING THE WAY 

Includes at least one advisor (school Staff or Community Member) and any 9th-12th grade students from the Northland Community, Pine River-Backus and Walker-Hackensack-Akeley school districts. Responsibilities include meeting twice a month (or as needed) to discuss ways to keep teens healthy, safe and responsible by not using alcohol, tobacco or drugs.


COMMUNITY CONNECTION

Includes interested coalition/community members. Responsibilities include meeting quarterly and working intentionally on making the SEARCH 40 Developmental Asset a Community approach, recruiting community members that are interested in learning more about this approach so that they can start doing this in their sector of the community. Individual’s that attend this meeting will work on an action plan to build assets within their community sector which will increase protective factors and decrease risk taking behaviors among our youth.


LEADERSHIP TEAM

Includes the Coalition Chairperson from each community (Northland, Pine River-Backus, and Walker-Hackensack-Akeley) Coalition staff (Director, Coordinator and Assistant). Responsibilities include meeting monthly to advise and guide the work of the staff, including planning and overseeing the WTC's Logic Model, Strategic and Action Plan, Evaluation and Sustainability Plan and oversees the budget of the Coalition funds.


ZAP: ZERO ALCOHOL PROVIDERS

Includes all local Criminal Justice Professionals and interested Coalition members. Responsibilities include meeting quarterly to discuss and plan how to reduce risk factors among the youth in our community to include how to have Zero Adult Providers within our community.

Northland WTC