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The mission of the Lakes Area Community Coalition is to prevent and reduce the use and abuse of drugs and alcohol among our youth using a comprehensive approach to engage and educate our children, parents, and community, and promote alternative activities for youth which will reduce risk factors and increase protective factors.?
The Lakes Area Community Coalition is a non-profit organization with the following purposes:
Involve youth in aspects of goal setting, planning strategies, and implementation of activities.
To serve the community by promoting awareness, support, and opportunities aimed at reducing high-risk behaviors including alcohol, tobacco and other drug use so our youth may grow to their greatest potential.
To foster the coordination of existing community resources in effectively addressing the problem.
To collaborate with other community organizations to fill these gaps in the community’s alcohol and drug abuse prevention efforts, as available.
To provide advice, advocacy, coordination, information, research and evaluation, technical support, and training as needed to accomplish these objectives.To secure funding through grants, contributions, and/or fundraisers to enable the Coalition to achieve its goals.