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Kershaw County JRT is S.C. Site of the Year
Roberta Langley-Mayes Web
In her office/classroom at the Jackson Teen Center in Camden (JTC), Kershaw County Job Readiness Training (JRT) Director Roberta Langley-Mayes shows off the 2017 S.C. JRT Site of the Year Award trophy and certificate she received during an Oct. 26 S.C. Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) event in Columbia. DJJ oversees the statewide JRT program. Langley-Mayes also coaches the Kershaw County Diamonds Step Team and is coordinating Saturday nights Battle for the Cup step event at Camden High School with her husband, JTC Executive Director Brian Mayes. - photo by Martin L. Cahn
Ten years ago, Roberta Langley-Mayes and her husband, Brian Mayes, began putting on step shows in Camden as part of their outreach ministry to help young people. Langley-Mayes still coaches the current incarnation of the local step team, the Kershaw County Diamonds. Together, through the step program and other aspects of their ministry, they did their best to lead the community to be “a better gang than the gangs,” after the gang-related shooting death of a Camden High School student.