A New Year, a New Time to Get Involved

Kirstie Bakke

With the beginning of a new year right around the corner, there are more ways than ever to get involved in the Coalition. There are plenty of opportunities for your involvement, no matter how much spare time you have.

Become a Board Member- The Coalition is directed by up to a nine person board. We are always looking for people interested in becoming a board member. As a board member you will help plan and execute events, assist in our grant writing and fundraising process, help educate others about the Coalition and our mission and much more! New board member elections are being held this January. If you are interested, or know someone that may be interested in becoming a board member, please contact us so we can tell you more about being a part of our board!

Coalition Member- If being a board member isn’t for you, please consider becoming a coalition member. As a coalition member you become a part of our biggest support system. Coalition members attend our monthly meeting and offer their support and advice to the various projects and events we take part in. Coalition members also volunteer their time and resources to the Coalition and our mission. As a coalition member you can volunteer as much time as you are comfortable with. You will also be added to our email list, so you can receive the most up-to-date information about the Coalition.

Join a Coalition Workgroup- We have a variety of workgroups within the Coalition to help support the many activities, events and projects we take part in. If you have a niche for connecting with people through social media, join our Social Media Committee. If you enjoy educating fellow community members on the state of our youth in our community, the Positive Community Norms Committee is for you. Visit our website to see the full list of committees and pick a few that interest you!

Make a Donation- If time is something you are lacking this time of year, consider making a monetary donation to the Coalition. Your monetary donation will help support our necessary functions as an organization, such as our monthly rent for our office, our printing costs for fliers and posters, our monthly phone bill and etc. Feel free to specify if you have a specific area, committee or event with the Coalition you would like your donation to go to.

If you would simply like to learn more about the Coalition, feel free to contact us at (605)-717-1417. We also encourage you to visit our website and Facebook page!