Created by the Madison County Youth Court, Madison County Jobs4Youth aims to help young people in the justice system have a better future. With support from community volunteers, partnering organizations, and grant funds from The Women’s Foundation, Jobs4Youth provides educational resources for juveniles to use to obtain their High School Equivalency Diploma, career readiness certificates, […]
Children of incarcerated parents are significantly more likely than are other children to drop out of school, to have difficulty securing employment once their education is complete, to participate in abusive and violent relationships, and to face arrest and incarceration themselves as adults. The proposed program is the only one of its kind that addresses […]
Tutwiler Community Education Center will: Teach two generations to quilt and become entrepreneurs Recruit 10 single mothers and their children – ages 12-16 years old Increase the quilting knowledge of program participants Teach participants how to make quilting items Increase access to financial literacy and entrepreneurship education Increase program participant’s knowledge on how to market […]
Spring Initiative will: Ensure that the 40 parents of our most regular Spring students, as well as the 60 Baby University participants over the upcoming three class sessions, receive consistent and individualized support from the Spring staff as they work to make their family thrive. Successfully offer a monthly workshop for Spring parents, family members, […]
The Parents As Teachers (PAT) Program is an international organization that follows specific outlined structures and procedures that entails the optimal early development, learning and health of young children by supporting and engaging their parents or caregivers. The two certified Parent Educators provide in-home services to children and families once a month the first three […]
Disability Rights Mississippi’s “Improving Opportunities Across Generations” program will involve intensive support and advocacy on behalf to two generations of twelve families to improve their educational and employment outcomes. This program will expand the depth and breadth of direct advocacy assistance thereby improving the stability of families who have children with disabilities. The program will […]
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.