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Benedict College Hosts One of the State’s Largest Youth Training Programs – Millennium Magazine Columbia SC News


Published on June 16th, 2014 | by Millennium Magazine Staff


Benedict College Hosts One of the State’s Largest Youth Training Programs

Young People’s Christian Assembly

Columbia, SC—Benedict College is hosting one of the largest youth training programs in South Carolina, bringing together teenagers to learn more about the Christian faith. This year’s theme: “Reflecting a Face-to-Face Encounter” Exodus 34:29.

“The Young People‘s Christian Assembly (YPCA), which attracted nearly 175 youth each year, has been an annual gathering for over 40 years,” explained Rev. D.L. Grant, Sr., Director of Church Relations at Benedict College. “The Assembly provides a venue to reach youth. These young attendees learn about Christian education in an environment that allows them to interact with peers and participate in recreational and social activities,” he said.

The annual YPCA is open to participants ranging from ages 12-18 years old. The assembly will start on Sunday July 20, 2014 and continue through Wednesday, July 23, 2014. During the YPCA, students will attend a variety of classes, including themes on Dating and Marriage. The cost to attend YPCA is $120 per person, which includes food and lodging.

The culmination of the assembly on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 is a graduation for those students who have been attending through their teenage years. The event will be held at 3 p.m. in the Antisdel Chapel on the campus of Benedict College.

For additional information about the Young People’s Christian Assembly, please call (803) 705-4606; toll free at (800) 868-6598, ext. 4606, or


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