YSS Francis Lauer Holds Ribbon Cutting on New Gym

A ribbon cutting ceremony was recently held for the newly constructed wellness center at YSS Francis Lauer Mason City that includes a gym area with suspended basketball hoops, a semi permanent volleyball court, bathrooms, mechanical room, office area, and an exercise room.

DSC has been working at YSS through phases since the fall of 2019 as they raised money for their facility renovations. YSS President Andrew Allen said in his speech at the ribbon cutting that wellness is incredibly important in youth recovery from their addictions.

“This is more than a building. This is more than a program. This new space is hope and opportunity. This is where youth will come to heal and be transformed.”

Project Manager Randy Kibsgaard, Superintendent Brian Lupkes, and Project Coordinator Trista Hauge were in attendance to help celebrate.