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Directions to Youth Learning Institute

698 Concord Church Road
Pickens, SC 29671
864-878-1103

From Clemson University

College Ave. Cross over Hwy 123 toward Central.
At the stop sign turn left in front of Daniel High School.
Proceed into Six Mile (Hwy. 137).
Stay to your right (the road forks).
Stay on Hwy. 137 until the stop sign.
Turn right onto Hwy. 183, go approx. 3.5 miles to Stephens Rd.
Turn left onto Stephens Rd.
Turn right at the stop sign.
The Youth Learning Institute is on your right.

From Columbia

Hwy I-26W toward Greenville
Merge onto I-385N via Exit 51 on left toward Laurens/Greenville.
Merge onto I-85S toward Atlanta (Exit 36).
From I-85 take Exit 40 (Hwy. 153) through Powdersville, toward Easley.
Hwy. 153 merges into Hwy. 123.
Continue on Hwy. 123 into Easley, passing Rock Springs Baptist Church on the left.
Bear right onto Hwy. 93, following signs to Pickens (about 10 miles).
Just after Hardees (on the left) continue straight ahead (now Hwy. 8) to Pickens.
At stoplight in front of McDonalds, turn left onto Highway 183.
Go through the next 3 red lights.
Where road turns from 4 lanes into 2 (Mobile Gas Station on right), turn right onto Shady Grove Road.
proceed approx. 2 miles and turn left onto Concord Church Road.
YLI is on your left, past Concord Baptist Church.

From Charleston

Hwy. I-26W toward Columbia
Merge onto I-385N via Exit 51 on left toward Laurens/Greenville.
Merge onto I-85S toward Atlanta (Exit 36).
I-85: Take Exit 40 (Hwy. 153) through Powdersville, towards Easley.
Hwy. 153 merges into Hwy. 123.
Continue on Hwy. 123 into Easley, passing Rock Springs Baptist Church on your left.
Bear right onto Hwy. 93, following the signs to Pickens (about 10 miles).
Just after Hardees (on the left) continue straight ahead (now Hwy. 8) onto Pickens.
At stoplight in front of McDonalds, turn left onto Hwy. 183.
Go through the next 3 red lights.
Where the road turns from 4 lanes into 2 (Mobile Gas Station on right), turn right on Shady Grove Road.
Proceed approx. 2 miles and turn left on Concord Church Road.
YLI is on the left, past Concord Road Baptist Church.

From Greenville/Spartanburg

I-85S toward Atlanta (exit 36)
Take Exit 40 (Hwy. 153) through Powdersville, toward Easley.
Hwy. 153 merges into Highway 123.
Continue on Hwy. 123 into Easley,passing Rock Springs Baptist Church on the left.
Bear right onto Hwy. 93, following signs to Pickens (about 10 miles).
Just after Hardees (on the left) continue straight ahead (now Hwy. 8) to Pickens.
At stoplight in front of McDonalds, turn left onto Hwy. 183.
Go through the next 3 red lights.
Where road turns from 4 lanes into 2 (Mobile Gas Station on right), turn right onto Shady Grove Road.
Proceed approx. 2 miles and turn left onto Concord Church Road.
YLI is on the left, past Concord Road Baptist Church.

From Easley

Highway 123 toward Clemson University
Continue on Hwy. 123 into Easley, passing Rock Springs Baptist Church on your left.
Bear right onto Hwy. 93, following signs to Pickens (about 10 miles).
Just after Hardees (on the left) continue straight ahead (now Hwy 8) to Pickens.
At stoplight in front of McDonalds, turn left onto Hwy. 183.
Go through the next 3 red lights.
Where road turns from 4 lanes into 2 (Mobile Gas Station on right), turn right onto Shady Grove Road.
Proceed approx. 2 miles and turn left on Concord Church Road.
YLI is on the left, past Concord Baptist Church.