Follow Change the Outcome

Connect with us on social media for education and info about upcoming events

Check Out our PSAs!

Help us get the word out—share them with your friends!

Watch Now

Let’s End the Opioid Epidemic

100% of donations go directly toward developing and delivering educational content to schools and communities across Minnesota

Support Us

Education is our Top Priority

And It’s Working

Our Impact

We Surveyed Nearly All of the 65,000+ Students, Teachers, Parents, and Neighbors We’ve spoken to in dozens of Minnesota Communities since 2017. they tell us our program Really works.

AWARENESS

95% said they would be more careful when deciding if they would take a pill or substance because of the information they learned from Change the Outcome.

CONNECTION

97% felt other people their age would benefit from the program.

ENGAGEMENT

Audience members gave an average overall rating of 9 on a scale of 1 (poor) to 10 (excellent).

UNDERSTANDING

Comprehension of Narcan, Good Samaritan Laws, assessing personal risk of SUD, recognizing an overdose, and safe disposal of medications went up an average of 70%.

Our Mission

Change the Outcome provides focused learning opportunities about opioid use, the disease of addiction, and emerging drug trends. We arm Every attendee with practical knowledge that can save a life, prevent substance use disorder, and actively address the opioid epidemic in simple but meaningful ways.

Learn Why We Fight

Our Method

We Combat Substance Use Disorder, overdose, and death through education

WATCH

First, attendees watch the documentary we created to share honest stories of young adults and others who have been impacted by the opioid/overdose epidemic and addiction. It puts a human face on addiction and recovery in Minnesota’s youth and important information people need to protect themselves.

LEARN

Soon after, attendees hear from a panel made up of young people in recovery and someone who has been impacted by a loved one’s addiction. Our panels provide real-time information on emerging drug trends, the opioid situation in Minnesota, and candid answers to questions from the audience.

TALK

Since beginning our program in 2017, we’ve spoken to over 65,000 people. We have honest, factual conversations using current data from authoritative sources, and address critical topics like Naloxone/Narcan, fentanyl, recognizing an overdose, the Good Samaritan Law, safe medication disposal, and local support resources.

ACT

Are you ready to Change the Outcome? You can request a visit to your school or community. We run our programs throughout Minnesota. Or, you can support us knowing that 100% of your donations go directly to developing and delivering our curriculum. You can also educate yourself on recognizing substance use disorder and supporting people in their recovery.

Want to Support Our Efforts?

100% of donations go directly to developing and delivering our curriculum to schools and communities all across the state of Minnesota

Donate Now

Honest Conversations Matter

And we’re here to lead them

Program Feedback

Here’s what audiences and collaborators say about our panels

Change the Outcome has become an essential part of our health curriculum over the past 4 years. Their program is one of the best we offer our students and we appreciate the in-depth education this organization provides.

Eden Prairie Teacher

High School

I think that it is very educational and makes everyone aware of things going on in the community. It helped me better understand the severity of substance misuse. All of you were really well spoken and had way more impact coming from you than a teacher.

Bemidji Student

Middle School

Having honest conversations with youth about what’s happening in their communities with regard to drugs is crucial. It helps them understand misconceptions related to drug use.

H.J.

Investigator

One of my best friends overdosed twice. Even though she’s got a year of sobriety, she still gets cravings. If she ever relapses and overdoses while I’m around, I’ll know what to do. Thanks.

St. Paul Student

High School

I really want to say thank you. It helped to hear this stuff, and from someone who’s struggled a lot in the past few years, this felt really important to hear to keep me away from going down a path that would bring me somewhere I can’t easily turn away from.

Bloomington Student

Middle School

I liked how different this program was from others we’ve had. Instead of lecturing us not to do drugs, you guys had an open discussion with us about facts and the real consequences of substance use. You were inspiring!

Bloomington Student

High School

We Meet Your Needs

Change the Outcome’s educational initiatives do not come in a “one size fits all” box. We work with collaborators to deliver programs that fit their audience and maximize our impact.

Every Visit Is Unique

Meet Our Founder

In an effort to make something good come from my heartache I began volunteering on different efforts surrounding the opioid epidemic after we lost Luke. I became a board member with the Steve Rummler Hope Network after volunteering there for several months, I’ve worked with several community coalitions in the twin cities and northern Minnesota, and participated in Hennepin County’s NoOverdose Campaign to assist in educating communities about current drug dangers, trends and prevention through town hall meetings. My work on these different areas made me realize that my heart is with the kids—I need to try to reach kids! So much of the work being done is focused on reacting to this national health crisis. I believe we can save a lot of lives through efforts aimed at prevention. Information is power, and if young people have the facts they can be aware of the problem and make their decisions accordingly.

Colleen Ronnei

Executive Director

What We’re Up To

Connect with us on Social Media and read the latest news from CTO

Reach Out

Use this form to ask us questions or request a visit