Cary Christian Center proposes a program intended to give teenagers and young women and men the interpersonal awareness, communication skills and knowledge necessary to develop a positive self-image and to avoid relationships that lead to unwanted pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections and unhealthy relationships. Implementation of the research-based approach called Love Notes 3.0 will provide the […]
Making ‘WAVES’ (Women Achieving Victories and Educational Success) recruits non-traditional and economically vulnerable families for an on-campus Child Development Lab School. Coordinators create child-focused activities, child-focused with parent elements, parent-focused, parent-focused with child elements, and whole family learning opportunities for a holistic approach to meeting needs.
Stand By You assists mothers pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in Education and Business through providing access to workshops and seminars preparing for professional licensure exams and tests. Mississippi State University – Meridian will also provide developmental and educational activities for the children, while mothers are attending classes.
The Women Advancing Generational Employment Success (W.A.G.E.S.) program provides assistance to low-income women through access to training vouchers, barrier mitigation vouchers, fuel assistance vouchers, child care cost assistance, and program completion incentive stipends.
2nd Chance MS is a two-generation program providing assistance to mothers or caregivers. 2nd Chance helps the caregiver with tuition for workforce training, transportation, testing fees, and other wraparound support. Concurrently, 2nd Chance provides tuition assistance for the child to enroll in Pre-K or child care.
The Lighthouse creates programming focused on sexual reproductive health and relationship wellbeing targeted at high-school and college-aged girls/young women and boys/young men. The organization’s focus is the holistic health of the community and the relationship of the many types of people who live therein.
The Plan2Postpone (P2P) program hosts events for EMCC students on sex education, STDs, and postponing pregnancy until after graduation. For students who are parents, P2P offers assistance so the students can complete their education.
Young women come together to study the work of celebrated poets, develop their own writing, and participate in female youth-specific workshops on topics such as body image, self-esteem, college access, healthy relationships, and sex-ed.
LinkedUp’s overall goal is to reduce unintended pregnancies among older teens (ages 18-19) by increasing the contraceptive coverage of teens transitioning out of care from a school-based health clinic (SBHC) or mobile school-based clinic (MSBC) to a community college after leaving high school.
LGBTQ teens are more vulnerable than their heterosexual peers to poor reproductive health outcomes due to the lack of education and emotional support. EmpowerU will improve care for LGBTQ teens through education and support services, virtual healthcare and counseling, and cultural competency training.
The ‘Wisdom Building for Children & Families’ project teaches both parents and children how to create a better future, which includes an increase in children and adults receiving a high school diploma, enrolling in college/vocation, graduating from college/vocation, stepping into professions/careers, and living a fully healthy and whole life.
Education is important for every generation. The Supporting Partnerships to Assure Ready Kids (SPARK) program provides early literacy intervention services to children, and postsecondary educational opportunities to their parents. These women receive childcare and transportation assistance, while receiving one-on-one mentorship to help enroll for classes and apply for jobs.