What is Communities That Care? Communities that Care, CTC, is a prevention model that reduces youth risks, enhances protective factors and provides evidenced based prevention programming. Every two years students in grades 6, 8, 10, and 12 take the Communities that Care Survey. The results identify positive and negative risk factors among area youth. Based on these results, programs are selected and offered to the community to address needs related to teen pregnancy, violence, delinquency, school drop out, substance abuse and depression/suicide.

Baraga CTC is made up of a diverse group of members representing youth, parents, grandparents, businesses, educators, teachers and school staff, law enforcement, media, state, local and tribal government, health care, social services, civic groups, faith-based organizations and more. Together we serve on work groups to keep our Communities That Care efforts moving forward. CTC is made up of 6 work groups that focus on:

- Risk and Protective-Factor Assessment
- Resource Assessment and Evaluation
- Community Outreach and Public Relations
- Youth Involvement
- Funding
- Community Board Maintenance