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Congrats to Predestined Teen Outreach!

Steppin’ It Up Coalition wishes to congratulate Predestined Teen Outreach, a partner in making a change in Pickens County, on receiving the Gold Star from the Department of Juvenile Justice. The nonprofit took second place for the state of SC for its commitment to serving the community. Check out the article from the Sentinel-Progress here: […]

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First Annual Hands Across the Carolinas 5k Run/Walk

“Did you know that per capita Pickens County is the second in the state of South Carolina, only behind Horry County, in opioid fatalities? Last year there were 366 murders in the state of South Carolina, but 616 opioid related fatalities. It’s time that we acknowledge the issue.” County Councilman Chris Bowers stated as part […]

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Hands Across the Carolinas 5K Run/Walk and Festival

Please join us on Saturday October 21, 2017 for the Hands Across the Carolinas 5K Run/Walk and Festival. Registration is at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hands-across-the-carolinas-tickets-36077209906 or you can register day of the race. For more information email Jessica at steppinitupcoalition@gmail.com. Hands Across the Carolinas (5)

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National Pill Take Back Day

Pill Take Back Day will be held on Saturday October 28, 2017. Drop off unwanted or expired prescription drugs at one of the following locations from 10:00am-2:00pm -Baptist Easley Hospital -AnMed Health Cannon -Clemson Free Clinic

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Clemson University’s Law Enforcement Summit

On Tuesday March 7, 2017 coalition members attended the 3rd Annual Clemson University Law Enforcement Summit. The topic was how to handle individuals in distress, and some valuable information was shared. The following links provide more information about the topic that was shared at the summit. If you have any other questions, please contact Dr. […]

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#ShattertheMyths: Prescription Drugs

Today is the last day of National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week. All week on our social media pages, we have been shattering the myths surrounding substance use. Today we are talking about prescription drug abuse. The question: How can prescription drugs be harmful when they’re prescribed by doctors? Prescription drugs aren’t bad–they totally help […]

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#ShattertheMyths: Tobacco

Today’s myth on social media was that teens who start smoking are able to quit whenever they want. FACT: Most people who start smoking in their teens become regular smokers before they are 18. Did you know? Research says that teens who see a lot of smoking in movies are more likely to start smoking […]

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PowerTalk 21 Day

    April 21st is MADD’s PowerTalk 21 day-the national day to talk to your kids about alcohol. Teen alcohol use kills about 4,700 people each year, which is more than all other illegal drugs combined. But the good news is that parents have the power to help their kids make healthy decisions that can […]

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Coalition to Sponsor Weathers Group Training

Steppin’ It Up Coalition will be sponsoring a series of sustainability trainings with Mr. Charles Weathers from the Weathers Group. The first training will be on Saturday March 26, 2016 at Rock Springs Baptist Church Impact Center located at 207 Rock Springs Road Easley, SC 29642. For more information, contact Cathy Breazeale, Project Director at […]

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