About Us

Our Mission:
Empowering Otsego youth to live substance free lives through education and advocacy.

Our Vision:
To create a substance free community for youth through empowerment.

Our History:
RISE was established in January 2018 as a substance free coalition in Otsego County. The mission of this coalition is to prevent youth substance use, increase community awareness, and create change through collaboration, education, and prevention initiatives. These initiatives are data driven and come from the minds of our youth members. We have been working hard to recruit both youth and adult members interested in making this coalition a success. Due to successful recruitment both sections of this coalition have been growing nicely.

Resources

Parents:

TalkSooner.org
Talk Sooner is a resource for parents that provides access to information on substance use prevention and educates parents on how to effectively talk to youth about the dangers of substance use. It is important that parents have positive, factual conversations with youth in order to delay their age of first use. Talk Sooner helps these types of conversations happen.

Test Kits:

Parents! Give your child an extra tool to battle peer pressure. We have drug and alcohol test kits available to you at NO COST at the health department. Hang them on your refrigerator and when your child is presented with peer pressure they will have another reason to say NO knowing they can be tested at any time.

Health Department of Northwest Michigan
95 Livingston Blvd
Gaylord, MI 49735

Statistics

2018 MiPHY Data

Vaping

Vaping: It's NOT harmless



"Prompted by an unprecedented spike in the use of e-cigarettes among teens, the US surgeon general issued a call to action for parents, teachers and health professionals about the negative health consequences of e-cigarettes at a news conference Tuesday" (Scutti, 2018).

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Get Involved

EVENTS
Get involved in our local events educating the community on the downside of using harmful substances and promoting substance free lifestyles. Adults and youth are needed to make each event a success!

  • RISE presence at local sporting events
  • Prescription Drug Takeback events
  • After Hours Events for RISE Youth Members
  • Homecoming Projects
SPONSORSHIP
Sponsor our local youth led, adult guided substance free coalition. Every dollar will go toward helping our members maintain a substance free lifestyle and educating their peers on the importance of living this way.

COALITION INVOLVEMENT
A successful coalition requires many areas of expertise! Your knowledge and passion may be just what we need! Everyone has different influences on different people and all of these impacts are what make our work successful.


  • Attend our meetings. Let your voice be heard. What are your thoughts on our next initiative? What are the biggest problems you see facing our youth today? How can we create community level change to fix them?

  • Create change through education.

    Vaping Media Campaign: Digital Advertisements


    These digital ads are seen by those opening targeted ads in the downtown Gaylord area as well as in areas around local high schools. When the targeted population clicks on LEARN MORE they are taken to a 30 second Public Service Announcement (PSA) educating on the harmful ingredients in vape. The audio of this video is also playing on local radio stations.

    Prom Project
    In the spring of 2018 RISE partnered with local flower shops and included notes in each boutonniere and corsage boxes. Upon picking up their flowers for prom teens had these notes inside each flower arrangement:

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