Wellness on Wednesdays: Royal Missionary Baptist Church Begins New Community Outreach Program

Through the vision of Pastor Isaac J. Holt Jr., the Royal Missionary Baptist Church is introducing a series of free educational workshops to be offered to the community. The series, which is called “Wellness on Wednesdays…. All is Well, Mind, Body, and Soul,” is designed to empower the community in critical areas including health and wellness, education, finances, and mental health.

The purpose of these sessions will be to elevate the lives of people throughout our communities by providing important information for success. For example, many people are not aware that a high school student could complete a paid apprenticeship and graduate high school making $50,000 per year or that there is projected to be over 22,000 jobs that cannot be filled by local citizens because they are not acquiring the right skills. Many are unaware of how a credit score is calculated, or that there are grant funds available up to $20,000 to assist someone in home ownership. This is the type of information and education that will be provided at no cost at the Wellness on Wednesday sessions.

The March 13 workshop, co-sponsored by MUSC and the International African American Museum, will provide valuable information to keep families strong and unified should a loved one become critically ill or a family member transitions. The March 20 workshop will provide information on skills needed to get upcoming jobs and steps for adults and youth to get into internships and apprentice programs. The April 10 workshop will address credit scores, budgeting, and other important information needed for financial success. May sessions will address how to eat healthy without a lot of time and money and June will focus on home ownership.

All sessions will start at 6:45 pm and end at 8:30 pm. Childcare and activities for younger children will be provided. Although all workshops will be free and open to the public, registration is desirable so that all attendees can be properly accommodated. Register at www.wellnessonwednesdays.com.

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