Our Vision <> Our Mission

Our Vision

To educate our youth on the dangers and health implications of alcohol, tobacco, and drug exposure and use.

We actively advocate for a community that:

  • Prevents access to alcohol, drugs, and tobacco products by youth.
  • Promotes abstinence from alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs in youth.
  • Supports and promotes effective tobacco, alcohol and drug cessation and counseling programs for all individuals.
  • Protects the health and safety of our children, youth, and adults.

Our Mission

To strengthen a generation of youth in Pickens County who are armed with the knowledge, motivation, and support to combat the temptations of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.


OUR

BOARD

Our board is made up of several members of the community who recognized that our community had a need for education regarding drug and alcohol abuse.

Meet the Board

Sector Chairs

Maddy Butler

Youth

Stephanie Finley

Parent

Cheri Anthony

Business
Pickens Recreation Department

Summit Media

Media

Lori Gwinn

School
School District of Pickens County

Ryan Smith

Youth Serving Organization
YMCA

Captain Chad Brooks

Law Enforcement
Pickens County Sheriff’s Department

Pastor Richard Hayes

Religious or Fraternal Organization

Dale Ramey

Civic or Volunteer
Rotary Club

Cheryl Aguero, RN

Healthcare Professional
AnMed Health Cannon

Dedrick Henderson

State, Local, or Tribal Governmental Agency with Expertise in the Field of Substance Abuse
DJJ

Fiona Newell

Other Organization Involved in Reducing Substance Abuse
Pickens County Youth Board

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Special Event: Lessons of Redemption

The Steppin’ It Up Coalition of Behavioral Health Services of Pickens County brought Kevin Shird to speak to local children Friday March 31 and April 1, 2017 about bad decisions and second chances. The “Lessons of Redemption” event was held at the Liberty Civic Auditorium on Friday, and the “Choices” event was held at Gettys Middle School on Saturday. Mr. Shird is an international speaker and author who provides informative talks on his life and the key word of ‘redemption.’ Youth who attended the events received a free copy of Kevin’s book “Lessons of Redemption.” To learn more about Kevin, visit his Facebook page.

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