Stipend recipients announced

The Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Seneca, Sandusky and Wyandot Counties is pleased to announce the winners of the Seneca County Marisa Erin Paulus Prevention stipend. The purpose of this stipend is to plan and implement youth, parent and community education projects about the negative effects of alcohol and other drugs; to raise awareness on social norms, local conditions and emerging trends; and to encourage youth to take community action.

North Central Academy’s Bully Busters project was awarded $3,000. The project will consist of three public-service announcements to address substance abuse as well as to promote their “Lunch and Learning” activity, a community-wide event in which parents, community leaders and elected officials will hear from guest speakers regarding the negative effects of drugs and alcohol.

Hopewell-Loudon Schools’ Students for Change project was awarded $1,500. They will plan a community night, Chieftains for Change, which will allow students, parents and community members to increase their awareness of substance abuse in our community and improve communications within families. Their goal is to empower students with the knowledge and ability to make positive choices for themselves and to encourage their peers to make healthy decisions.

The board is grateful to the Paulus family for making these funds available in our community for these prevention projects. Thank you to all of the groups who applied for the stipend and congratulations to North Central Academy and Hopewell-Loudon Schools.

Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Seneca, Sandusky and Wyandot Counties

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