BHSPC annual retreat

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The Behavioral Health Services of Pickens County Youth Board [cointent_lockedcontent]recently participated in its annual Leadership Training Retreat at Bonclarken Conference Center in Flat Rock, N.C. The retreat involved guest speakers Sam Wyche, Steve Grant, and David Haskins. The youth board also participated in educational classes about alcohol, tobacco, marijuana and prescription drugs. They also participated in other classes to further their leadership skills. The retreat is also used as a time of bonding among the members. The youth board consists of 20 high school students from the four high schools in Pickens County — Mason Barkley, Juan Burgess, Maddy Butler, Ashley Clark, Emma Ellenburg, James Gilstrap, Elizabeth Lyda and Dillon Peterman from Pickens, Julia Dandeneau, Kelley Horton and Makenzye Patterson from Easley, Britton Blackwell, Gracie Clardy, Emma Dover and Ivy Johnson from Liberty, and Skylar Grant, Mac Kerswell, D’Azia Mills, Heena Patel and Dilani Rajapakse from Daniel. For more information about youth board or how your teenager can get involved in taking a stand for substance abuse prevention, call Jessica Gibson, youth board coordinator at (864) 898-5800.