An important element of the AIM model is the Community Coalition. The Community Coalition will be a group of key school personnel, community leaders, parents and students that will have three key roles:
· To facilitate strong community relations. This might include interfacing with community leaders, informing AIM of opportunities to participate in community events and generally being a “face” of AIM in the community.
· To garner local program support. Generally, local program support could include creating bridges among key stakeholders, soliciting in-kind donations and acting as “voices” for the program in the media when appropriate.
The Community Coalition will also be critical to AIM as they will provide hands-on, immediate feedback in all situations, allowing AIM to react quickly to shortcomings and opportunities.