Motivation To Graduation Dropout Prevention Forum

Community leaders and partners met in the MPB Auditorium to address Mississippi's current dropout crisis and discussed solutions to increase the overall graduation rate throughout the state.

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MPB Education Community Champions

Find out more about the 2016 MPB Education Community Champions.

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Can I Kick It? 2016 Youth Summer Media Institute

Check out public service announcements from the 2016 Can I Kick It? Youth Summer Media Institute.

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Community Champion: David Broadaway

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Mr. Broadaway is responsible for providing services and lending opportunities to businesses across the state, while also implementing scholarship awards to schools located in the Metro area.

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Community Champion: Dr. Laurie Lawson

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Laurie Lawson discovered the perfect fit as a Mississippi College professor and leader of a social service agency in Clinton. “Serving others comes natural to me. I feel so blessed to spend 30 years doing what I love,” Lawson said.

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Community Champion: Summer Media Institute Mentor-Producers

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This year’s Summer Media Institute was nothing short of amazing. Mississippi Public Broadcasting was graced with the presence of some amazing mentor-producers.

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Community Champion: Taylor Neyland

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Taylor is a recent graduate of Terry High School. This is where she received the honor of being named the 2016 Valedictorian, with a GPA of 4.38. That accomplishment, along with her score of a 30 on the ACT, helps set the stage for success in her college endeavors.

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Community Champion: Dr. Scott Rimes

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Dr. Scott Rimes is the Principal at McLaurin High School in Rankin County. He holds a M.Ed. in Biology along with an Ed.S and Ph.D. in School Administration and Leadership.

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Can I Kick It?: Graduates Only

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This PSA talks about how society sees two young students who are on track to graduate. This program is an outreach initiative of Mississippi Public Broadcasting’s Education Department and was filmed during the 2016 Can I Kick It? Youth Summer Media Institute.

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Can I Kick It?: Our Communities Matter

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Community involvement is the key to combating the school dropout crisis. This PSA showcases the importance of the community in one student's life. This program is an outreach initiative of Mississippi Public Broadcasting’s Education Department and was filmed during the 2016 Can I Kick It? Youth Summer Media Institute.

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Community Champion: Tiffany Withers

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Tiffany Withers, Community Champion, is a special education teacher at Brandon Middle School, teaching 7th and 8th grade special education classes.

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Can I Kick It?: Pressure

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High school students feel a lot of pressure, to be perfect, to succeed, to live. This PSA talks about high school dropout rates and the pressure students face. This program is an outreach initiative of Mississippi Public Broadcasting’s Education Department and was filmed during the 2016 Can I Kick It? Youth Summer Media Institute.

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Can I Kick It?: Difficult Roads

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When a young high school couple discovers they are expecting, they come together to overcome all obstacles in order to graduate. This program is an outreach initiative of Mississippi Public Broadcasting’s Education Department and was filmed during the 2016 Can I Kick It? Youth Summer Media Institute.

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