What is MARPC?

MARPC was established with a Strategic Prevention Framework grant from the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services.  The grant's main goal is to reduce and prevent alcohol use among children and youth ages 12-20.

 

 

 

Our main job is to:

  1. Delay the onset of substance use, including underage drinking, and reduce the progression of substance abuse and related problems.
  2. Build capacity, infrastructure and collaboration in the Manhattan area community in order to sustain effective substance abuse prevention strategies.

We are doing our job if we can:

  1. Reduce alcohol use among students in grades 6, 8, 10, and 12 as measured by the Kansas Communities That Care student survey.
  2. Reduce reported binge drinking among students in grades 6, 8, 10, and 12 as measured by the Kansas Communities That Care student survey.
  3. Reduce alcohol use among underage college students as measured by the AlcoholEDU taken by KSU freshmen.
  4. Increase support of, and participation in, prevention initiatives throughout the community.

Volunteers gather in the parking lot outside the MARPC office

To contact MARPC:

 

Melissa Rickel-Morrill

MARPC Community Mobilizer - Riley

UFM Community Learning Center

1221 Thurston Street

Manhattan, KS  66502

(785)539-8763

Melissa@tryufm.org

Join Us!

Meetings take place at noon on the 4th Tuesday of each month at Pawnee Mental Health, 1558 Hayes Drive.

Mission:  To reduce risky behaviors through prevention education, community collaboration, life skills training and programming

MARPC   Manhattan Area Risk Prevention Coalition

1221 Thurston | Manhattan, KS  66502 | (785) 539-8763