The Working Together Coalition is a coalition made up of community members that are interested in making the communities of Northland, Pine River-Backus and Walker-Hackensack-Akeley a safe and healthy place for our youth. The Coalition is made up of volunteers from 12 different sectors in the community: Youth, Parents, Business Community, Media, Schools, Youth Service Organizations, Local Law Enforcement, Spiritual Organizations, Civic/Volunteer Groups, Healthcare, Local Government Agencies and others that are concerned about our youth. The 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.
The Coalition is using a survey created by Search Institute called the Attitudes and Behavior Survey. This survey helps guide us with the work that we do by identifying which assets our young people have and which ones we need to increase. The Developmental Assets® are 40 common-sense, positive experiences and qualities that help influence choices young people make, and help them become caring, responsible, successful adults.