21st Century Learning Centers Soaring Beyond
Providing a safe, nurturing learning environment after school
Linda N. Hughes, Director
Barbara McCoy, Federal Programs Director
Sheila A. Washington, Administrative Assistant
600 South Harvey Street
Greenville, MS 38701
It is evident that kids who have caring adults in their
lives, safe places to go after school, and constructive activities to
absorb their interest and energy, stand a much better chance of avoiding
trouble, succeeding in school and leading happier lives than those who
With this in mind, the Greenville Public Schools Federal Program
department wrote and received a grant to fund after-school programs for
seven school districts: Hollandale, Indianola, Tallahatchie, Quitman
County, Cleveland, Western Line and Greenville.
The Delta Horizon Project is designed to bring vision to the students and
adults of the Mississippi Delta. The vision the project intends to fulfill
is one of hope and self-help. By developing individual competence in
academic skills and putting these skills to work with other common skills
- knowledge, partnerships and problem solving abilities - the project
brings a sense of self-determination to children and adults who often see
little help for a brighter future.
The goals are:
tobacco, and illegal drug use among project participants.
competence and confidence in reading, writing, and match by providing new,
less judgmental ways of learning.
Program participants will
make connections between acquiring skills and knowledge and real-world
The "hook" of existing
and project arts and recreation programs leads participants to academic
New nutrition and health
knowledge will result in better participant well-being.
Adults and children will
attend and benefit from Extension and Health Services family skills
Bring state and local
government services closer to those who need them most.
The Greenville project is housed at McBride Elementary
School, Manning Elementary School and Webb Elementary School.
For more information, you may contact the Delta Horizons' office at
334-7134 or 334-7143.