Grit: What it is, Why Kids Need It & How to Get It
Welcome Center (Formerly Schwan's Center)
National Sports Center
1700 105th Avenue NE
Blaine, MN 55449
"Grit," technically called "executive function," is critical for school and life success. It determines how we learn as opposed to what we learn and includes the ability to concentrate, manage impulses and behavior, passion, perseverance, resilience, focus, and motivation. Dr. Walsh will explain why it is so important and will describe threats that undermine it. More importantly, he will provide practical strategies for assuring that 21st century youth develop the grit traits that will ensure their success and happiness.
The Alliance for a Violence-Free Anoka County is a coalition of individuals and groups working on violence prevention. This includes action teams with representatives from community initiatives, organizations, schools, business, government agencies and individuals living or working in the county.
Our mission is to provide the opportunity for all people of Anoka County to work, play, live, and grow in a safe, respectful environment free from violence. The Alliance will assist our communities to end violence in our families and neighborhoods through education and implementation of violence prevention strategies.
The Alliance for a Violence - Free Anoka County includes the following action teams:
Anoka County Child Abuse Prevention Council
Anoka County Domestic/Sexual Violence Coalition
Partners in Faith for Peace
Community members are welcome to join existing action teams. For more information on Violence Prevention in Anoka County, contact the Anoka County Violence Prevention Coordinator at 763-422-7047.
Together, We CAN Be Violence- Free
In Anoka County!
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