Featured SACK Member, Joy Wuestenhagen

Dedication.  Drive.  Enthusiasm.  Commitment.Joy3

Why did you choose to become a member of SACK?

I am from the Cambridge area and I first heard about SACK through my job at Kanabec County. After attending the first meeting, I was surprised to see how many people were affected and how beneficial the coalition is for the community. 

What is one talent or skill that you bring to SACK?

I love to use my creative side, so I thoroughly enjoy creating and working on the coalition’s newsletter and meeting minutes every month.  I also enjoy using my creative skills on the campaigns like the “We Scare Hunger” food drive.

What are you most interested in or passionate about when it comes to preventing youth substance use?

I am excited to learn more about empowering youth and their parents to make healthy lifestyle choices.  I have gained a lot of useful hints through researching articles monthly for the news blogs on SACK’s website.

What have you gained by being involved with SACK? 

As a mother of two teenage boys, SACK has provided me with valuable information and resources to educate myself and my teenagers regarding substance abuse and awareness.   It keeps me up to date on the issues our youth are facing.

What is one hope you have for future generations in the community?

Through the efforts of the coalition, I hope that our future young people are equipped with the valuable tools and education to choose not to participate in substance and alcohol abuse.  Hopefully, these choices lead to the beginning of a cultural and social change when it comes to drinking and drug use.

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