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actively engaged through

enrichment

To help our students develop their full potential and prepare for their futures, we have a variety of enrichment opportunities.

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yearly college visit

Once a year, we take all of our students to a nearby college to tour the campus, meet students and faculty, and picture themselves attending college. In the past few years we have visited Delta State University, MS Valley State University, and The University of Mississippi.

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attending performances

To help our students improve as artists, we take them to excellent performances in a variety of art disciplines.

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summer internship

With the unemployment rate in Clarksdale at 40%, it is especially difficult for teens to find jobs when they have no prior experience. To address this problem, we started a summer internship program for the high school students in our after school program. We partnered with local businesses to create work opportunities for several weeks during the summer where students can build relationships with business owners and receive feedback on their work performance in a safe and supportive environment. For a few of our students, their summer internships turned into a part time job during the school year.

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arts workshops

Throughout the year, we offer arts workshops taught by local and visiting artists to our students and the wider Clarksdale community. Our workshops have included painting and collage making, improve theater, and song writing. Be on the lookout for more great workshops in the future!