About the Coalition

The Pipestone Area Coalition is a community group endeavoring to reduce and prevent underage alcohol use. The Coalition is funded by a Federal Block grant awarded by the MN Department of Human Services, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division. The grant will allow the Coalition to implement multiple strategies that will help us reduce underage alcohol use.

MOST Pipestone Area Schools students are choosing NOT to drink alcohol. This is great news. However, our concern is that some of our students are, and that a perception amongst our students is that most students do choose to drink alcohol. This perception, left unaddressed, can lead to higher alcohol use rates and greater acceptance of its use. As research shows, underage alcohol use has harmful implications and is also associated with academic failure, illicit substance use/abuse and tobacco use.

By preventing, reducing, and delaying the onset of underage alcohol use, we can improve overall student academic achievement and create a safe and healthy future for our youth, as well as a safer and healthier community.

Core Principles

The plans we make, the campaigns we undergo, and the process by which we operate are guiding by seven core principles.

Be Positive:
Our passion for a positive youth environment shows through our attitudes & actions.

Be Present:
There is always opportunity to create positive change.  We are aware and available to create the change we seek.

Be Perceptive:
Awareness of varied perceptions drives us to reveal the positive reality.

Be Purposeful:
We focus on our mission for the health and success of our youth and community.

Be Perfected:
Our passion motivates us to continuously learn, adapt, and improve.

Be Proactive:
The positive guides us to initiate effective action.

Be Passionate:
Be sincere, be caring, be genuine and witness passion grow around you.


Arrows All In

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Around the community and throughout the school you will see messages carrying the Arrows All In logo. The Arrows All In logo is branded throughout our campaigns as a reminder to our students to be “All In” for a safer and healthier lifestyle.