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ABOUT THE COALITION

WHAT WE DO

The Big Lake Substance Prevention Coalition was established in 2021 under a five year grant awarded to Big Lake School District from the Minnesota Department of Human Services Behavioral Health Division. As a group, the coalition works to correct misperceptions about the behaviors and attitudes of youth and adults surrounding underage substance use through the Positive Community Norms (PCN) framework.

89% of Big Lake Middle School students AGREE parents should talk with them about NOT using alcohol.
Data from 2023 PCN survey of 495 middle school students in Big Lake. Funded by MN DHS, BHDH

WHO WE ARE

Grounded in our 7 core principles, the BLSPC is made up of committed community members from 14 different sectors all working together to create positive change in our community and improve the lives of those around us.

- Youth  

- Parents 

- Business  Owners

- Media  

- School Leaders

- Youth-serving Organizations 

- Law Enforcement 

- Justice/Corrections 

- Spiritual or Fraternal Organizations  

- Civic and Volunteer Groups 

- Healthcare Professionals  

- State/Local/Tribal Government Agency

- Other Organizations Involved in Reducing Substance Misuse

- Underserved Groups Experiencing Disparities

WHEN WE MEET

The Big Lake Substance Prevention Coalition meets every third Friday of the month at 7:30am at the Big Lake High School. We'd love for you to join us!

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