Steppin’ It Up at forum

The week of Feb. 1-4, nine members of the Steppin’ It Up Coalition of Pickens County attended the CADCA National Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C. Throughout the week, adult and youth representatives attended various classes to further educate themselves about issues such as marijuana, tobacco and other drugs as well as learning how to engage your audience in various ways such as through social media. There were five adults members and four youth members in attendance at the forum, including project director Cathy Breazeale, prevention specialist Jessica Gibson, Alexander Dukes of Behavioral Health Services of Pickens County, Rev. Charles Hendricks, representing the law enforcement sector, Kay Hendricks representing the school sector and Skylar Grant, Ashley Clark, Makenzye Patterson and Ivy Johnson representing the Pickens County Youth Board.SteppinItUp The conference is held every year at the Gaylord National Hotel in National Harbor, Md. For more information about Steppin’ It Up Coalition or how you can become involved, call Breazeale at (864) 898-5800.