Freeborn County Partners In Prevention Coalition enjoys strong partnerships with local public, private and schools and supports each school according to their unique needs, individual mission and existing resources. The Coalition works with schools to identify prevention programming that fits their school’s model and existing efforts around behavior and school climate. Programs occur during the school day and/or after school depending on whether the program targets all students or a sub-population of students.

CURRICULUM SUPPORT

The Coalition is able to provide funding for schools desiring to implement evidence-based curricula that promote alcohol and drug prevention, social-emotional health and positive school climate.

POLICY WORK

The Coalition provides assistance to schools in examining existing policies and procedures regarding substance use and informs best-practice implementation.

GRANT APPLICATION SUPPORT

The Coalition is supportive of schools seeking to acquire additional resources for student programs and is able to provide letters of support, proposal/program development, and grant writing assistance.

STAFF TRAINING

The Coalition works with schools to provide relevant and engaging staff training and continuing education opportunities on a variety of topics.

STUDENT LEADERSHIP/INVOLVEMENT

The Coalition serves as a resource for student groups aiming to educate their peers about the risk of using alcohol and drugs. In turn, the students also help the Coalition by delivering important messages and information to their peers.

CLASSROOM PRESENTATIONS

Coalition members regularly share their expertise with local students regarding the legal, social and health consequences associated with alcohol and drug abuse.

PARENT EDUCATION

The Coalition coordinates parent education opportunities via formal presentations, displays at parent events, school newsletters and mass e-mails.