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Raising Frazee-Vergas Youth...Cornerstone Project Holds Sessions in Frazee Vergas School District

Raising Frazee-Vergas Youth...Cornerstone Project Holds Sessions in Frazee Vergas School District Click to Enlarge

DETROIT LAKES, MN--Families in the Frazee-Vergas School District are invited to upcoming Cornerstone sessions to focus on community needs to support youth.

The Cornerstone project in the Frazee-Vergas School District is spear-headed by community groups including Becker County Energize. Karen Pifher from Becker County Energize says data findings through her work in public health and with other agencies like Mahube-Otwa indicate that youth in Frazee were suffering from depression, suicide or just not feeling good about themselves at a higher rate statistically. She says the Cornerstone project is a collaborative effort by city, religious, health and community agencies to address the issue with a sustainable solution. So families in the district are invited to the planning sessions to as Cornerstone's mission is to develop a healthier community through healthy food, mentoring, physical fitness, arts/culture and skill building. And youth and adults, families and leaders in the community are asked to gather and give input on what that should look like, what activities would people want to be involved in, what would make people engage in the community and what would be different about the community.

Pifer invites families, grandparents, community leaders to join in developing the future of the community outside of school to support the youth especially. A free meal will be provided during each session. There are three sessions planned throughout the district starting Tuesday (April 23rd) in Frazee at the Frazee Event Center; in Vergas, at the Community Center Thursday, April 25th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm and Tuesday, April 30th, in Wolf Lake at the Lions Hall from 6:00-8:00pm. There's no registration and these are free and open to all families in the Frazee-Vergas School District.

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