Churches to host ‘Seven Project’

Published 3:05 pm Friday, September 7, 2012

Community churches and leaders are coming together to help the students of Butler County.

Churches will be presenting the Seven Project at Greenville High School and Greenville Middle School on Oct. 1 to show students a $40,000 multimedia presentation about working through and dealing with real-world issues.

“The Seven Project is put on by a group called Youth in Action,” Seven Project volunteer Marc Gibbs said.

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A variety of topics were presented to each principal who then selected which topics needed to be discussed at each assembly that day.

“(The Seven Project) is going to be basically dealing with character issues,” Seven Project Coordinator Keith Simmons said.  “Topics like anti-violence issues, peer pressure, abstinence, school bullying and other real-life issues that our teenagers are faced with.”

After the school assemblies, a faith-based rally will be held at 7 p.m. the same day at Greenville High School.

“We’re going to invite people back to the high school auditorium so that we can actually talk about the real answer,  and of course, that is the Lord,” Gibbs said. “We want to reach these young people with these issues, and we want to do it in such a way that it’ll affect their lives forever.”

The challenge, which is based  on the name of the event, is for youth groups and individuals to bring seven individuals to the rally that night, which will be open to the public.

The night will also feature the Christian hip-hop acts Bryce Eliot and The E-Crew, along with a variety of prizes being given away such as an iPod.

“We have a lot of support and we’re just really excited about the opportunity to get the whole community talking about some of the issues in our schools and trying to help our people to become all that they can be,” Gibbs said.