AUGUSTA, Ga.– The school year is well underway and it presents challenges, both academically and socially, for our kids.
First, we’ll talk about social challenges:
I met Yannik McKie two years ago, as I was researching a story about World AIDS Day. The Augusta youth pastor knows first-hand how devastating an AIDS diagnosis can be. As a teenager, he lost both his parents to the disease.
He made such a big impression on me that I wanted him to share his story with you- as he has taken personal tragedy and turned it into message to help children and young adults.
The McKie Foundation has sponsored an annual “Let’s Talk About Sex” conference for several years now– it’s a “healthy” relationship, abstinence-based program designed to teach young people skills to live a pure life in a promiscuous society– in various locations from Spelman College, to Memphis, to Augusta.