Let's Talk Month

Every October, the SC Campaign participates in Let’s Talk Month, a public awareness campaign led by Advocates for Youth that encourages open communication between young people and their parents or other trusted adults. Believe it or not, teens want to hear from their parents regarding love, sex, and relationships. Starting age-appropriate conversations early and into early adulthood will help young people make smarter decisions regarding their sexual health. 

Visit NotRightNowSC.org/parents for tips on talking to teens about love, sex, and relationships. 

Featured Speaker for Let's Talk Month: Kwain Bryant

Who is Kwain Bryant?

 

An engaging and dynamic speaker, Kwain Bryant has over 15 years of experience related to empowering youth to reach their full potential. Kwain provides academic support and coaching to teens through Goodwill Industries, and as founder of Empowerment Exchange, Kwain provides consulting and training services to organizations across the nation.

Who’s Invited?

Parents, Community Leaders and Youth Serving Professionals.

Why Should I Come?

Kwain will speak about the importance of parent-child communication in empowering teens to make smart decisions. If you work with young people, this inspirational event is for you!

October 4 @ 12 PM: Walterboro

Fathers to Fathers
Colleton County Museum
506 East Washington Street
Walterboro, SC 29488

For More Information: For morning information, contact Eartha Cunningham 843.908.0063 or Phillip Taylor 843.599.711.


October 11 @ 6 PM: Fairfax

Youth Generation Matters
Nazarene Baptist Church
1198 Charleston South
Fairfax, SC 29827

For More Information: For morning information, contact Tiffine Forester 803-842-0202 or Crystal Isham 803-842-0149.


October 15 @ 6PM: Ridgeland

Jasper County MAPPS Program
Ridgeland Hardeeville High School
250 Jaguar Trail
Ridgeland, SC 29936

For More Information: For morning information, contact Ericka Gordon 843-489-8892 x2102.


2018 Let's Talk Month Events: 

October 6:

AXIS 1
Mother/ Daughter Cupcake Conversationv:10 AM - 1 PM

Barnwell County Library
40 Burr Street
Barnwell, SC 29812

For more information contact Pam Rush or Cheryl Banks, 803-541-1245

October 8:

Darlington County First Steps
Barbershop Talk: 6 - 7:30 PM

First Down Cutz
108 E. Main St.
Lamar, SC 29069

For more information contact Whitney Davis, 842-639-3090

October 11:

Darlington County First Steps

A Cup of Joe and Conversation: 6-8 PM

Crema Coffee Bar
136 W. Carolina Avenue
Hartsville, SC 29556

For more information contact Whitney Davis, 843-639-3090

October 13: 

Dillon Boys and Girls Youth Center
Parent/Child Communication Pot Luck: 3-5 PM

DCBGYC
112 Whittington Street
Latta, SC 29563

For more information contact Annie Smith, 843-758-1192

October 16: 

Darlington County First Steps
Barbershop Talk: 6 - 7:30 PM

First Down Cutz
108 E. Main St.
Lamar, SC 29069

For more information contact Whitney Davis, 842-639-3090

October 17: 

Bamberg School District 2
Mother/Son Event: 6:30 PM

Denmark/Olar High School
197 Viking Circle
Denmark, SC 29042-8692

For more information contact Michelle Nimmons, 803-793-2013, Ext. 13

Darlington County First Steps
Say YES TO Family Game Night: 6 - 8 PM

Darlington 1st Steps Diva Den
437 W. Carolina Ave.
Hartsville, SC 29550

For more information contact Whitney Davis, 843-639-3090

October 18: 

United Way of Sumter, Clarendon & Lee Counties
Let's Talk Party: 11 AM

Care South Carolina
545 Sumter Highway
Bishopville, SC 29010

Dramatic Coffee Bean
Let’s Talk Party:  6:30-7:30 PM

Boys and Girls Club
131 Calhoun Street
Lake City, SC 29560

Contact: Carla Angus, 843-687-4433

October 20: 

Refuge House of Prayer Church
Beyond Common Sense: Methods to Increase Parental Awareness of Teen Sexual Health and Pregnancy Prevention : 9 AM - 3 PM

Cayce Tennis & Fitness Center
1120 Fort Congaree Trail
Cayce, SC

For more information contact Shirley McCLerklin-Motley, 803-319-6220

Claflin University
Community Event: 10 AM - 12:30 PM 

400 Magnolia Street
Orangeburg, SC
Orange & Maroon Room

For more information contact Sadie Jarvis, 803-535-5285

Youth Generation Matters
Parent/Youth Symposium: Let’s Talk Month: 11 AM - 2 PM

Fairfax Elementary Gymnasium
734 14th
Fairfax, SC 29827

For more information contact Tiffine Forrest, 803-842-0202

Olive Grove Baptist Church
Let’s Talk Party Brunch: 11 AM 

5809 North Old Georgetown Road
Coward, SC 29530

For more information contact Linda Davis Henneghan, 843-319-1053

Grace Place Ministries
“IF WE DON’T TALK THEY CAN’T LISTEN” : 1 PM 

4246 Savannah Highway
Ravenel, SC 29470

For more information contact Pastor Tracy Hugie, 803-351-8252

October 23: 

OCAB Community Action Agency
Talk & Paint, The Male Perspective: 6 PM

1822 Joe Jeffords Hwy.
Orangeburg, SC 

For more information contact Veronica Lingard, 803-536-1027 x 113

October 24: 

Journey United Methodist Church
Let’s Talk Party: 7 PM

1151 Longreen Parkway
Columbia, SC 29229

For more information contact Kristina Baker, 803-699-1022

October 25:

Columbia Urban League
Level Up Parent Meeting: 6:00 PM

Katheryn M. Bellfield Cultural Arts Center
2611 Grant Street, Columbia, SC 29203

For more information contact Juanita Dean-Bates, 803-929-1041 or Jerry Screen, Jr., 803-799-8150

United Way of Sumter, Clarendon & Lee Counties
Let's Talk Party: 10 AM

Pinewood Garden Apartment
Pinewood, SC 29125

For more information contact Melanie Dees, 803-773-7935 ex. 113

United Way of Sumter, Clarendon & Lee Counties
Let's Talk Party: 3 PM

Brewington Academy
4300 East Brewington Road
Sumter, SC 29153

For more information contact Melanie Dees, 803-773-7935 ex. 113

United Way of Sumter, Clarendon & Lee Counties
Let's Talk Party: 5:30 PM 

Friendship Apartments
525 Calhoun Street
Sumter, SC 19150

For more information contact Melanie Dees, 803-773-7935 ex. 113

October 27:

Dramatic Coffee Bean
Mask Off: Time TBD

Lake City High School
652 North Matthews Road
Lake City, SC 29560

For more information contact Carla Angus, 843-687-4433

United Way of Sumter, Clarendon & Lee Counties
Let's Talk Party: 10 AM

Pinewood Garden Apartment
Pinewood, SC 29125

For more information contact Melanie Dees, 803-773-7935 ex. 113

October 29:

United Way of Sumter, Clarendon & Lee Counties
Let’s Talk Party 10:00 AM

Sumter Housing Authority
15 Caldwell Street
Sumter, SC 29150

For more information contact Melanie Dees, 803-773-7935 ex. 113

October 30: 

Teens Before Parents
Let's Talk About Sex and Your Teen: 6:30 PM 

Spartanburg Main Library, Barrett Room
151 S. Church St. 
Spartanburg, SC 29306

For more information or to reserve your spot contact Renee Murray, 864-529-1706

October 31: 

OCAB Community Action Agency
Trunk or Treat: 5:30 PM - Until

South Carolina State University
Bulldog Stadium

For more information contact Pinky Carter, 803-536-7053

November 3: 

Edisto Fork United Methodist Church
Let’s Talk Party with Girl Scout Troup Parents & Friends: 11 AM 

356 Lariot Road
Orangeburg, SC 29115

For more information contact Rev. Ellis White Jr., 803-531-1283

 

Host a Let's Talk Party

Host a Let’s Talk Party by gathering of 8-10 friends who are “trusted adults” in the life of a young person—parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, older siblings, cousins, coaches, teachers, and youth leaders. Host a meal at your home, have dinner out, have a coffee hour at a local coffee-shop, etc., and make taking with young people about love, sex and relationships the focus.  

Learn more

Join the Let's Talk Conversation

Spread the Let's Talk message via social media. Share the posts and graphics below on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #LetsTalkSC.

Social Media Graphics

Social Media Posts

  1. Get tips for talking with your teen about love, sex and relationships. http://bit.ly/2mUuJOD #LetsTalkSC
  2. Think your child is too young to for you to start “The Talk?” Read our age-appropriate guidelines for advice. http://bit.ly/2mYkmdp #LetsTalkSC
  3. Talking with your child about dating will help them make better choices in relationships. Find out how: http://bit.ly/2w6UpNL #LetsTalkSC
  4. Did you know talking with teens about birth control makes them more likely to delay sex? Learn more: http://bit.ly/2o8VWxS #LetsTalkSC
  5. Don’t forget about the boys! Talk to your son about your family values related to sex and relationships. http://bit.ly/2mwmay2 #LetsTalkSC
  6. Empower your daughter. Talk to her about her personal value and birth control options. http://bit.ly/2fteOZq #LetsTalkSC
  7. 1 in 5 teens have sent or posted a semi-nude photo. Talk to your teen about sexting/staying safe online. http://bit.ly/2o8B21K #LetsTalkSC
  8. Are you an aunt, uncle, teacher, coach, or pastor? We need you to talk to the young people in your life. http://bit.ly/2vmk9pb #LetsTalkSC
  9. South Carolina schools can’t teach your teens everything about sex. Talk to your teen today. http://bit.ly/2o8BywI #LetsTalkSC

Take the Let's Talk Challenge

Challenge yourself and other trusted adults to start talking with the young people in your life about love, sex and relationships for one month.

Learn more

Public Awareness Resources

Promote parent-child communication by hanging posters in your community. Download here.