Game day has important message for teens, parents

  • Dianne Hosey, 11, tries to find the correct block to ”pull out”. This game showed the youth why the withdrawal method isn’t safe or a good health practice because you can get pregnant or an STI.

Axis I Center of Barnwell hosted its first game day event on Saturday, November 18 at the Barnwell County Library.

Teens played games while learning about sexually transmitted diseases and teen pregnancy prevention. Natalia McLeod of Dillon facilitated the games. Parents were given information on ways to start the talk and community resources. There were 20 youth and eight parents who participated.

“At the end of the event the youth said they had fun and learned a lot. We look forward to having more parent-child community events to provide correct information so that the youth can make healthy choices. All youth were given prizes for participating,” said Cheryl Banks, the teen pregnancy prevention specialist at Axis I.