Flash Dash Deemed Successful, Fun and Muddy!
More than 225 people of all ages accepted the challenge and participated in the first-ever Flash Dash, a 5k obstacle race on the Kent Salem campus. The event was held to help raise funds and awareness for the Rural Scholars program. Runners and walkers climbed fencing, marched through tires, scaled walls, jumped logs and crawled through a mud pit as hundreds of volunteers and spectators cheered them on. There was also a Kids Zone with face painting, soccer, basketball, flower planting, chalk art and pictures with Flash. Organizers are already planning new obstacles and activities for Flash Dash 2014!
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More than 60% of rural Americans live in areas the National Institute of Health deems to be underserved by mental health professionals and only about 20% of social workers nationwide are employed in rural areas, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. These stats, coupled with the high demand for licensed social workers — especially in areas like those surrounding Kent State University’s Regional Campuses — produce significant disparities and gaps in care for people needing social services.
Filling in those gaps is the primary aim of program director Matt Butler and the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program through Kent State’s College of Applied and Technical Studies (CATS), which will have an emphasis on rural social work.
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