OKOLONA, Miss. (WCBI) — T.U.R.N U.P!! That’s what some Chickasaw County teens were doing at a rally Monday night. Calvary Baptist Church in Okolona hosted the TURN UP Stop the Violence youth rally. It stands for Transforming Understanding Reaching N Uniting Peers.
The program is designed to get teens to make the right choices in life and about the consequences of their decisions. The topics ranged from drugs to teen dating violence.
Church leaders believe the rally will help to transform the actions of area teens.
“We want this to be a forum that they can come and express their opinion, their ideas, and various different things to do within the community.”
A similar event will be held every first Monday of the month at the church.