Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4061 - Brittany Davis-Green - firstname.lastname@example.org
Students from Lee Academy, Coahoma County Jr. High School and W.A. Higgins listen to presenter Frankie Johnson of the Central MS Residential Center during a “I Got You (I.G.U)” seminar Thursday.
CLARKSDALE – Local eight graders received a lesson on making healthy life choices during a special program hosted at Coahoma Community College Thursday.
Students from Lee Academy, Coahoma County Jr. High School and W.A. Higgins visited CCC’s campus to attend an “I Got You (I.G.U)” seminar.
Organized by CCC Division of Enrollment and Student Service's Counseling Services Center and Department of Campus Safety, in partnership with Central Mississippi Residential Center of Newton, MS, the highly interactive program offered the teens a fun and educational lesson on healthy strategies for coping with life challenges.
Topics discussed during the event included suicide prevention, alcohol & drug prevention, healthy dating relationships, understanding mental illness, self-injury (cutting), healthy coping skills, bullying and cyberbullying.
“This is the first time this program has been offered in the Coahoma County area, so we are honored and privileged our institution was chosen,” said Renee’ Sanford, CCC coordinator of counseling services. “It was definitely a great recruiting tool for Coahoma Community College.”
Presenter Frankie Johnson, public relations director of Central MS Residential Center, encouraged students to always remember the acronym A.C.T— acknowledge the problem, care, and tell a trusted adult—whenever they are facing a difficult situation.
Student also enjoyed driving go-carts using drunk driving simulators to learn about the affects of alcohol.
Several booths were also on hand with educational information and goodies. Vendors included Region I Mental Health, the Coahoma County Sheriff’s Office and the Family Crisis Center of Oxford, MS.
Johnson said his dream is for the I.G.U program to touch and save lives.
CLICK HERE to view more photos from the event on CCC's Facebook page!