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RISE: Otsego Substance Free Coalition empowers youth to achieve their fullest potential. Through education, we have the power to reduce youth alcohol, marijuana, nicotine, and other drug use in Otsego County. Together we can provide students, parents, and educators resources and information to create community-level change.


Empowering Otsego County youth to live substance free lives through education and advocacy. 


To create a substance free community for youth through empowerment.

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Don't Miss the 4th annual Rise to the occasion winter event at Otsego resort. Otsego county Middle and high school students ski, rent and tube for $5 each. 


WHO: Otsego county middle and high school students (6th-12th grades)


what: $5 Lift tickets, ski and snowboard rentals, and tubing (rentals and tubing are first come, first serve)


when: Thursday, February 22nd 3:30pm-8:30pm


where: Otsego Resort

696 m-32, gaylord, mi 49735


why: to give kids an opportunity to enjoy the resort at a discounted rate! Rise empowers youth to enjoy life substance free and holds events throughout the year! learn more at


to know:

  • tubing start times are 4:30pm, 5:30pm, and 6:30pm

  • if renting equipment and under 18, a parent/guardian must sign the resorts rental waiver

  • come anytime between 3:30pm-8:30pm

  • youth attendees get a free hot cocoa and cookies

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rise adult meetings

Coalition meetings are on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 8:30 am - 10:00 am at the Gaylord Board of Education building at 615 S Elm Ave, Gaylord, MI 49735

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