High performance at the Early Head Start program in Pearl River County is gaining the attention of local businesses. As a result, the program has received a generous donation that will help enhance classrooms in many ways.
The Boys & Girls Club of East Biloxi now has its very own home. After being displaced 16 years ago after Hurricane Katrina, club members and city leaders held a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday to celebrate.
The Executive Director for the Mississippi Department of Human Services says the agency is not sitting on federal child care money but they want to make sure it is distributed properly and goes to those who qualify.
The latest iteration of the bill includes just $2 billion that can go toward educational programs and infrastructure for Black colleges, and even that amount would be reduced to competitive grant funding rather than direct allocations.
What does Accelerate Mississippi do for careers? You might say it cranks them up. At Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College's West Harrison Center, students are working on all types of machinery involved with 18-wheelers.
The workforce development program provides seven career coaches for each of the Jackson County high schools. The coaches help students find their passions in life and what career options are available to them while tracking everything through the MERIT app.