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Our Reading Program serves children and youth ranging from pre-school aged to 15-years-old. It is a cooperative learning environment in which young children read and are read to by older students. Children read for comprehension and to develop a love for reading. Children learn to read & read to learn. Special consideration is given to ensure that participants develop skills in paying attention, focusing, following directions, taking turns, and social etiquette.
The program also works to expose children and youth to African American & Latinas authors & illustrators. Participants engage in interactive table games; word games such as Boggle, Scrabble, and Scrabble Junior; and board games like chess, checkers, and dominoes.
NJFC's Youth Leadership & Development Program fosters the development of civic engagement, policy analysis, and student leadership opportunities at both the school and community level. The training program builds the capacity of young people to understand and use their collective power to impact policy formation and develop leadership skills directly related to the social justice movement issues.
The program nurtures the development of power through community organizing to build high performing, high quality, healthy, safe schools and opportunity for student leadership.
Looking for an experience for your child to participate in this summer where they can learn, have fun and make a difference? We are recruiting middle & high school students for our 8-week interactive youth leadership summer camp. Through our Summer Youth Leadership & Development Program students are exposed to goal setting, community organizing, career & college prep, skill development including budgeting, how to impact & make social changes as a youth leader & best of all students are exposed to life outside of Holmes County and Mississippi through peer-to-peer youth exchanges & convenings. The Summer Youth Leadership & Development Program is a 8-week hands on interactive summer camp filled with activities, workshops, trips & skill development sessions to ensure that all participants finish the program as leaders and agents of change. Upon completion of the 8-week program students will graduate as youth leaders & receive a stipend for their hard work & dedication. Accepting applications now until June 10, 2022. Parent Student Orientation June 11,2022.
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These initiatives serve Black girls in upper elementary, middle school, and girls transitioning to 9th grade and throughout high school. Our organization prides itself in creating "safe spaces" for young girls to gather, discuss, and engage in conversations about self-esteem, personal goals, life in general, and many other topics that include activities critical to growing, building, and sustaining spiritually, physically and emotionally strong young ladies of the future.
The Scholars of Peace - From Mali to Mississippi program is Nollie’s Community Service Learning for Social Change action research project. It is designed to promote positive socio-economic change in Holmes County, MS by engaging 4th - 12th-grade students, their parents, and schools in learning activities, community-based service-learning placement experiences, and special student-designed projects that resolve conflicts & address social and environmental needs as specified by community-based organizations.
The program is working to establish a formal partnership between community partners and stakeholders in the Holmes County Consolidated School District that will lead to a new Mentor-in-Training and Peer Mediation county-wide alternative dispute resolution system we call the Scholars of Peace!
The Scholars of Peace program is a weekly afterschool workshop series focusing on the development of strategic learning and value clarification, an annual peer mediation certified training retreat, and workshops that help students structure their service-learning for social change projects.
Parent Education Training & Support, PETS, provides education, training, and support to Holmes County parents to help them better understand and access education services for children at both the local district and state level. Our Negotiating the Special Education Maze, Teacher Support Team Training, and Parents Rights Under No Child Left Behind training programs enable parents to develop the tools and skills needed to engage themselves in policy formation and implementation.
We work to enhance the capacity of parents to work in support of each other, to hold the local school board accountable to the formation and adoption of family-centered education policies, to hold school personnel accountable for implementing practices and policies that support the effective development of children and youth.
PETS, coupled with our Youth Leadership Training & Development initiative, create an environment through education, training, and support that enables adults and students to work together to build an effective high-quality public education system through an African American lens.
MS COALITION AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE (MCADV)
"EVERY 1 KNOWS SOME 1"
Mark Your Calendar to Participate in Upcoming DVAM Week of Action Days!
Wednesday, October 19, 2022 is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) Day of Giving. Using the hashtag #GiveForDV, we urge you to support our cause by committing to give $10 or more to support those impacted by domestic violence in our state. You can also sh
Annually in October, we honor victims and survivors of Domestic Violence through our Family Generated Anti-Violence Initiative (FGAVI) by:
1. Educating and bringing awareness around the dangers of Domestic Violence and Intimate Partner Violence
2. Reduce incidences of increasing violence
Domestic Violence is a Pattern of behavior used to establish Power and Control over another person through fear and intimidation, often including the threat or use of violence
October is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Sacred Soil Projects is an initiative of Nollie Jenkins Family Center that examines the past, present, and future of the African American agricultural experience through oral history documentaries (.c.f., "Sacred Soil"), along with ongoing programing to aide in the expansion and sustainability of this experience.
Our Goal: To educate, inform, and make a change!
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25 Glendale Street Durant, MS 39063
09:00 am – 05:00 pm