To unite together to inspire the youth and Lake of the Woods Community to prevent underage drinking, tobacco and other drug use.
Creating a community culture that empowers youth to be alcohol, tobacco and drug free.
Unite community strengths and expertise to encourage conversation and dispel myths
Recognize positive choices being made by youth and adult community members
Foster growth of positive community norms
How we got here:
The Lake of the Woods Prevention Coalition was established when the Lake of the Woods Collaborative, School and County applied for a five year grant from the Minnesota Department of Human Services, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division, in November of 2010.
The main purpose of the grant is to prevent underage alcohol, tobacco and other drug use. The grant began the summer of 2011 and will continue through the summer of 2016.
Coalition members include persons representing many sectors of the community including: youth, parents, business, media, schools, youth-serving organizations, law enforcement, spiritual or fraternal organizations, civic and volunteer groups, healthcare professionals, local government, justice/corrections, organizations with experience or involvement in reducing abuse, the resort community and others.