Terrell RYDC: Fall Events

November 15, 2018

Story support from Terrell RYDC Assistant Director of Programs MauQuesa S. Jefferson

This fall, the Terrell Regional Youth Detention Center (Terrell RYDC) in southwest Georgia was at the center of a wide range of exciting activities for the Department of Juvenile Justice employees and youth alike. From educational programs to the annual Fall Festival, the Terrell RYDC was in the seasonal spirit in 2018.

The Breast Cancer Awareness campaign took place in October and provided a strong foundation of learning and caring for the staff at the Terrell RYDC.  For the campaign, employees  create unique graphic designs and pictures to represent family members and friends who have experienced the hardship of breast cancer.  The created designs were then compiled and showcased at the front entrance window, serving as a daily reminder to stay alert to the dangers of breast cancer and to work with one's health provider to check for signs of breast cancer during regular intervals.

During the Terrell RYDC's “STOP THE BULLYING Week,” youth created posters to highlight the dangers of bullying in school and social settings. Judged by the Terrell RYDC staff, the winning poster designs were displayed and used in group discussions about bullying awareness.  These posters were also used during the Stop Bullying and Say No to Drugs Pep Rally that was held the very next week.

Capping off the  season at the Terrell RYDC was the annual Fall Festival, which  including a haunted classroom and fifteen stations of food and face painting. The Terrell RYDC Fall Festival was a spooky spectacular that, in addition to Scary Movie Night, had the youth jumping out of their seats while having an amazing time.

Special thanks go out to all the volunteers and staff members who made these events memorable at the Terrell RYDC.

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