Help create a community where all youth are valued, celebrated and empowered for living healthy,
substance-abuse free lives.
2019 Minnesota Student Survey Results Released
Minnesota released the results of the 2019 Minnesota Student Survey (MSS), showing that fewer students feel engaged in school, believe their school provides a supportive place for learning, report good health, or feel safe.
The new data also shows more Minnesota students than ever report having long-term mental health, behavioral or emotional problems. This number is up from 18 percent of students surveyed in 2016 to 23 percent in 2019. Eleventh-grade female students who report having long-term mental health, behavioral or emotional problems has more than doubled from 2013 to 2019. In the 2019 survey, of the 11th-grade female students who reported missing a full or partial day of school in the last 30 days, 24 percent reported that they missed school because they felt very sad, hopeless, anxious, stressed or angry. READ MORE
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—some say his program is one of the top 3 in the U.S.! We presented Rick with the HERO Super Samaritan Award Saturday evening, August 12th at the Carver County Fair.
Talk with your kids about the risks of using alcohol and other substances.
Talk with your kids. Science shows that a person’s brain is in a critical period of development well into their 20th year. Kids who know their parents disapprove of underage use are 5 times less likely to experiment and are more likely to be aware of the harm that substance use has on the brain. Get information to help you talk with your teens about drugs and their effects, and learn where to go to get help.
“If we provide the scaffolding, students will have the opportunity to be successful”
~Maureen Farrell, 2015-2019 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”