New YSU grant to help youth impacted by opioid crisis

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Youngstown State University will be one of five universities to share a $2.5 million OhioCorps Pilot Program Grant. 

The Ohio Department of Higher Education awards the grant to help at-risk secondary students with transitioning into high education successfully. 

YSU will be receiving $500,000 of the grant. 

“Every student deserves the opportunity to succeed, and the OhioCorps Pilot Program Grant will help ensure that the students served by this program will get the support they need to achieve their goals,” said Ohio Department of Higher Education Chancellor Randy Gardner in a press release. 

According to the release, YSU will use to the grant to work closely with children and young adults affected by the opioid crisis in the Valley. 

YSU will establish the Unlocking the Hidden Game program, which will work with Children Services on recruitment and support in Mahoning and Trumbull counties. 

Other universities receiving the grant are Kent State University, Shawnee State University, Ohio University, and Cleveland State University.

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