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FAST

Strengthening families within their communities and schools has always been an important part of the Delta Health Alliance (DHA). Now one program is building on that effort. FAST, or Families & Schools Together, is bringing families in the Deer Creek Promise Community together in a 10-week program that focuses on the simple, but vital act
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Quality Childcare Initiative Staff Recognition

Tara Nelson’s love of children drove her to excellence. “It’s seeing their eyes light up when they learn something new,” said Tara, a childcare instructor at Mother Goose Learning Center. “I have a love for children and that’s what caused me to do it.” What Tara and 20 other area childcare instructors have done is
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Deer Creek Summer Writing Camp

Jessica Easley wants her students to know that when they’re expressing themselves through writing, there’s no way to go wrong. “Seeing these students fall in love with writing and grow as writers is what I enjoy most,” said Easley. “I enjoy the moment when I see them realize they are writers.” Easley was talking about
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DCPC Literacy Coalition Week

Shambria Chillis wants to pass on her love of reading to her children. She knows that the simple act of watching her read can have a profound influence in their lives. “Skylar is a kindergarten student at Leland Early Learning Institute,” Shambria explained. “I want to encourage him to read more and instill the love
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Focus Groups

A group of six parents sat together in this small Delta town recently and shared one common goal: Improving the lives of their children through stronger families, and, ultimately, creating a better community in which to make those successes a reality. “How can we find programs to help us as parents locate the help we
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LINKS Training

They were seven links in a chain, all sitting together to learn the best ways to connect children and their parents to programs for success in the Deer Creek Promise Community (DCPC). Dorothy Fowler, Damita Little, Detrina Tucker, Tara McClinton, Tiffany Denson, Jarvis Moore and Kyree Smith.  In total, they work with more than 200 families
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Parent Engagement Program

Alexis Prince has one simple, but incredibly important goal in her life. “I want to be a better parent to my daughters,” said the young mother of 10- and 12-year-old girls. “It’s easy to say that, but sometimes you need help to make it happen. It was important to learn what was going on in
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College Tours

High school senior Raven Davis stood in the student union of the University of Memphis as part of a college tour recently when she received an email that couldn’t have come at a better time. In one of the great “wow” moments of her life, Raven was reading her acceptance letter to the university at
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Expanding Literacy in a Delta Garden

Literacy grows in a garden. Just ask Ankyla Russell. “I never knew that ‘Marigold’ was a type of flower. I never knew that word, not before this camp,” said Ankyla, a 5thgrader at Leland Elementary School. “I want to be a teacher when I grow up, and what I’m learning here will help me be
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Training Workers in Sunflower County

Workforce training is much more than classes, instruction, and learning the nuts and bolts of a prospective job. No one knows that better than Todd Donald. “Maybe a student needs a place to live, assistance with housing. Or maybe that student needs to be able to put food on the table while going to classes.
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