Help create a community where all youth are valued, celebrated and empowered for living healthy,
substance-abuse free lives.
MYTH or FACT?
Most of our youth do not use alcohol and drugs…
FACT: Most kids do not use. However, according to a 2013, 11th grade survey, Waconia students use nearly 5 percent more alcohol, marijuana and tobacco than the state average.
Alcohol tax covers the economic costs associated with alcohol in Minnesota…
MYTH: MN Tax does not cover the cost. In 2011, the State Dept. of Health estimated costs associated with alcohol at over $5.06 billion per year. Tax revenues collected from alcohol sales? Around $296 million per year.
2017 Super-Samaritan Award goes-to Rick Carlson!
Rick Carlson of Carlson’s Llovable Llamas goes above and beyond to provide a meaningful experience for the youth in our community. Rick leads the most popular and successful 4-H llama program in Minnesota. We will be presenting Rick with the Super Samaritan Award right before the 4-H Llama Costume Event in the Show Tent, Saturday evening, August 12th at the Carver County Fair.
We’re here to tell the stories of those who are making a difference in our world.
“If we provide the scaffolding, students will have the opportunity to be successful”
~Maureen Farrell, District 110 Drug Free Communities Grants Coordinator
- Get involved by… Improving your community!
- Serve on a neighborhood association
- Write to an elected official
- Vote in an upcoming election
- Get involved by… Promoting knowledge!
- Tutor a fellow classmate
- Read to a younger sibling
- Teach a class
- Get involved by… Promoting sustainable practices!
- Join a community garden
- Learn how to compost
- Recycle at home and in school
- Get involved by… Striving to make the world a kindler, gentler place!
- Join Rotary Interact, International Club, Conservation Club…
- Engage in service-learning
- Encourage teachers to use dialogue circles in the classroom
- Get involved by… Promoting physical and mental well-being!
- Participate in an after-school sport
- Launch a “Be Vocal: Speak Up for Mental Health” campaign at your school
- Develop a meal plan with your family
- Get involved by… Celebrating differences!
- Launch a Gay-Straight Alliance at your school
- Participate in an Anti-Bullying Campaign
- Ask classmates to take the “Tolerance Pledge”