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Relationships a lesson taught during session

Feb 23, 2017

Herald Star

Angelita Forte of Steubenville City Schools recently presented the Brightway Center’s Developing Healthy Relationships program to students from Steubenville, Toronto, Buckeye Local, Edison and Jefferson County Christian schools. Part II will be offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 4 at Brightway Center — Esther McCoy, Staff Writer

SMITHFIELD — A workshop concerning developing healthy relationships, be it with parents, relatives, employers, school friends or while dating, recently was presented to a group of area high-schoolers. Youth from Steubenville, Toronto, Buckeye Local, Edison and Jefferson County Christian schools heard a presentation given at the Brightway Center. Angelita Forte of Steubenville City Schools was the presenter to students in grades 6 through 12 who were provided transportation and a free lunch. 
“We have found that small groups are better for interaction,” Maria Campbell, Brightway Center’s Director of Advancement, said. “Another similar workshop will be held in the schools, with Buckeye Local High School being the location on March 3.  “Everyone brings certain expectations to the workshop, and discussions on these can help to build a better community. We split up the school students so they get to know each other,” she said. “Some of those attending have participated in previous workshops and they continue to get better acquainted,” she said.
“These programs are free and can help the youth now and further down the road in life,” said Cathy Takach, Brightway’s Project Manager. “Some don’t have elders to give them healthy relationship advice, things that will make their lives better. That is what this program of developing healthy relationships is all about.”