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.
- 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.