Stop the Drop


Stop the Drop
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Friday, 01 February 2013 15:34

MPB received a $20,000 grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the National Center for Media Engagement to support our efforts to build partnerships for the purpose of addressing Mississippi’s dropout crisis.  Through these grant funds, MPB drove widespread awareness in the community of the causes and ramifications of a high dropout rate; mobilized community members to actively support at-risk students; and promoted and provided pathways to existing community resources.  In addition, MPB held a Dropout Prevention Summit on November 15, 2011 from 8:00am – 12:30pm at the Hilton Garden Inn – Downtown Jackson.  The summit consisted of a panel discussion among key stakeholders as well as five (5) breakout sessions, all providing information and resources to address Mississippi’s dropout issue.

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