More than 40 adults came together Monday evening to talk about ways to help support and nurture Marlboro County teens.
It was part of the Tea Talk sponsored Tea Time with Teens and Fact Forward (formerly known as the SC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy) to help adults to discuss issues that impact teens.
Asiya Jones, who was part of the program, said those issues were love, sex, and relationships.
“Teens are challenged each day with issues,” she said. “Many do not have trusting adults who they can confide in and speak with.”
Jones encouraged those in the room to be those adults and provide information to them. The goal of the program was to have them as caring adults to reflect on ways to support teens in the community.
Rev. Judith Knox, the pastor of Trinity UMC who provided the invocation and other blessings, was glad to see so many adults there.
“And you are willing to serve and help our young people make good decisions so they can do what is good, pleasing and right,” she said.
The event was to provide a setting to help adults know how to communicate with young people about love, sex, relationships, and other topics.
Attendees were seated at various tables and had a chance to do an activity together.
Educator Portia Clare did a 45-minute activity to demonstrate how to “Build a Teen” Tea Talk.