One of the goals of all Drug-Free Community Grants is to bring about change that is relevant and appropriate for the best of the community. To do that, we need a wide variety of people at the table so that we are not just thinking of these challenges and solutions from an educational point of view, or a business-minded point of view, or from a youth point of view, but rather a mixture of all corners of the county so that it can be led and experienced as a cohesive community.
It is important to have a healthy mix of different sectors to even out the playing field and get ideas from each standpoint possible. Then, a bi-product of these events is that you learn more about what is available in areas that you normally wouldn’t run into in your day-to-day life.
By having a healthy sector representation, we ensure that the brainstorming, programming, and results have not left any stone unturned.