Student Outreach Planned for Clark County

Student Outreach Planned for Clark County

The Memorial Medical Center Foundation and the Clark County Prevention Partnership are working together on presenting an awesome school outreach program to the area high school kids.  The name of the outreach is “Rise Together”  and is one of the best school-based prevention programs in the nation.

Rise Together educates and guides local student through such tough issues as bullying, substance abuse, suicide, and addiction.  Tuesday, October 25 the outreach is in Neillsville and Wednesday, October 26 they travel to Abbottsford and Thorp.

This is a great way for MMC to give back to the community and help our kids with tough issues facing them today!

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New Student Outreach Planned for Clark County

The Memorial Medical Center Foundation announced today a partnership between MMC and the Clark County Prevention Partnership (CCPP) to bring a nationally recognized school outreach program to Clark County.  The name of the outreach is “Rise Together.” Recently recognized by the Office of National Drug Control Policy, their presentation has been deemed by some as “One of the best school-based prevention programs in the nation.”

Rise Together educates and guides local student through such tough issues as bullying, substance abuse, suicide, and addiction.  The outreach will be presented to area Junior and Senior High School students during the month of October in Neillsville, Abbottsford, and Thorp. Plans are being made with other local schools to transport students to one of the outreach locations.  The presentation will combine motivational speaking, personal stories, music and more during the two hour presentation to the students.

Shawn Ganther, program coordinator for the CCPP graciously accepted a check from Shelley Janke, Foundation Director at MMC, to help fund the outreach.

“MMC is happy to assist in funding this amazing outreach to our kids.  With the help from grant money from the Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation, we are able to bring this opportunity to Clark County.  This is going to be something our kids remember” commented Janke.

 

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Pictured is left to right: Russell Girard – Clark County Community Services, Shawn Ganther- Clark County Prevention Partnership and Shelley Janke, MMC Foundation