Session One


Session 1: COVID-19 and Coping
May 21, 2020

6:00 pm Welcome Trimease K. Carter, MSW
6:05 pm Dance it Out! with Gia
Dancing with a Latin twist.
Gia Quinones
6:15 pm Let’s Talk about COVID-19
Learn more about COVID-19. Get the facts vs. myths. What are the SC numbers? How do you stay safe? How is COVID-19 impacting youth?
Dr. Michael Kacka, SC Department of Health and Environmental Control
6:25 pm Teen Panel: How are you coping?
During this panel, teens will talk about their experiences adjusting to changes brought on by COVID-19.
Moderated by Zakiya Esper and Christian Jackson
6:45 pm Handling Stress & Breathing Exercise
Christian will provide some takeaways and tips for mindfulness for teens dealing with stress during this time.
Christian Jackson




Eric Gamble, Jr.
Pine Grove AME Church HYPE Team
Columbia, SC
Gia Quinones
Mental Health Counselor
Spartanburg Area Mental Health Center
Dr. Michael Kacka
SC Department of Health and Environmental Control
Zakiya Esper
Executive Director
Sowing Seeds into the Midlands
Christian Jackson, LPC, CACI, NCC
YANA Counseling Services
Zoe Kimble
White Knoll High School
Lexington, SC
Octavious Strong
T.L. Hannah High School
Anderson, SC
Lailah Wideman
Fisher Middle School
Greenville, SC