Our mission is to reduce underage substance use in the Minnetonka School District community.

Our vision is of a community where youth choose not to use, and are supported and valued for that choice.

Tonka CARES is a prevention-focused coalition made up of 50+ members representing various sectors of the community. We work with local law enforcement, businesses, city government, Minnetonka Public Schools, non-profits supporting youth, faith communities, students and parents to create a healthier community and environment that supports positive decision making among young people.

Tonka CARES Updates

Oct. 18, 2017

  • Not Me! Speaker Event

This event, featuring Not Me! program founder Al Horner, takes place on Tuesday, Oct. 24 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the large auditorium at Minnetonka High School.

Oct. 6, 2017

  • Not Me!
Not MeThis is not your typical safety training or martial arts class! This one-day event, back by popular demand, provides students and their guardian both the knowledge and tools to recognize, avoid, and minimize danger in all aspects of life. With 1 in 4 women and 1 in 10 men experiencing an assault during their lifetime, all can benefit to prevent future harm. To learn more about Not Me!, visit the Safety and Self-Defense Training page.


We welcome your participation.

Kim Oelhafen
Project Director


We rely fully on grants and community support. Donate and become a sponsor of Tonka CARES! All contributions are tax deductible.

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Meeting Schedule

  • Tuesday, Sept. 19, 9-10:30 a.m., DSC Community Room (View Meeting Minutes)
  • Tuesday, Nov. 14, 1-2:30 p.m., DSC Community Room
  • Tuesday, Jan. 16, 9-10:30 a.m., DSC Community Room
  • Tuesday, March 13, 1-2:30 p.m., DSC Community Room
  • Tuesday, May 8, 9-10:30 a.m., DSC Community Room

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