Top 3 Vibrant Communities | April 24 – 28
April 28, 2017 by Blandin Foundation
1) Pequot Lakes: Action, mystery, humor — whatever your genre of preference, the “Made in Minnesota: A Celebration of Local Authors” event has you covered. Pequot Lakes is inviting authors from all over Minnesota to share their talents with local residents.
2) Austin: There is probably no other time in a high school student’s career where they spread their wings more than during prom. This year, instead of emphasizing the harmful risks of alcohol use during prom, Austin elementary students have a simple message for their older classmates: stay safe.
Each student attending prom will receive a special message written by an elementary school student on prom night. The messages remind them to be safe.
3) Crosslake: Learning of barriers and gaps to mental health care in Crosslake, a group of local leaders launched into action, forging partnerships to benefit the community. They made space for a licensed clinician and have kicked off a series of programming to increase awareness in the community.
“I think it’s going to be an outstanding time for our community to really rely on one another to continue working on mental fitness and the overarching goals in our community.” — Cassie Carey, Mental Fitness Group Director, Crow Wing Energized
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