Every day, communities and schools throughout our country take on the critical work of creating safe, healthy places where children and youth can learn and grow. The people carrying out this work need creative, strategic approaches to face the many challenges in our communities, including student substance abuse and violence, increasing truancy and dropout rates, and shrinking resources.
Fortunately, each community has not only challenges to face but also strengths to draw on. In fact, you probably already know about some of these positive forces in your own area. 
Imagine what improvements could be accomplished if these dedicated individuals and organizations worked together to address the specific challenges in your community. To organize a true collaboration like this takes time and attention—but as you’ll learn from other leaders like you who have used this strategy, the results can be worth it. 
The activities and tools on this site will show you how you can take 3 Bold Steps to create positive, lasting change.