Richland County Youth Substance Use Coalition

Local Coalition Promotes Fun Summer Activities and Youth Programs

MANSFIELD, OH — The Richland County Youth Substance Use Coalition (RCYSUC) wants youth, parents, and other caretakers to know of all the wonderful activities and programs that are available for kids to do this summer.

“The Coalition’s Data & Evaluation Committee thought it would be a good idea to do an analysis of current and upcoming programs and activities,” said Gurpinder Deol, Health Educator at Richland Public Health. “Kids are out for summer and have a lot of free time on their hands. We want them to have fun and also promote the various businesses and organizations in our community.”

The full list includes programs and activities from places like the Friendly House, Mansfield YMCA, Mansfield Art Center, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Warren Rupp Observatory and much more. Check out the full list to see what’s available.

Dr. Joseph Bocka, a member of the Coalition added the importance of exercise. “Exercise is a proven way for teens to improve their memory, decrease the risk of diabetes, heart attack stroke, addiction, and high blood pressure, decrease anxiety, and improve sleep,” he said.

RCYSUC consists of many local community partners all working towards the same mission: To empower Richland County youth, families and the community to reduce youth substance use through education, intervention and prevention.

RCYSUC is always looking for new members, community partners, and especially youth to join and get involved. Please call 419-774-4754 or visit the facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/RCYSUC to learn more and engage with us.

The Coalition’s work is funded through a Drug-Free Communities grant which is administered by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy and is managed by Richland Public Health.