The AwesomeWall 2014

Our 2014 Summer Youth Institute Participants

Simone Amos, Jeremy Barner, Aries Bennett, Nekirah Betts, Kathryn Blair, Dana Briscoe, Justin Calhoun, Fredrick Gooden, Chelsea Harris, Miracle Hunter, Alexis Jones, Semaj Jordon, Dennis Kyles, Jr., Edgar Leach, Jaelon Love, Kadin Love, Jayla Mondy, Summer Morris, Logan Nave, Arielle Rogers, Jamal Sampson, Taylor Tucker, Emily Wagoner, Autumn Watts, Arquvas Williams, Glenn Williams, Jala Willis

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Jaelon Love - Murrah HS | Jackson: JAELON created '50 Shades of Beautiful' to empower and encourage young women to develop their leadership skills. Arielle Rogers - Baldwyn HS | Guntown: ARIELLE's project, 'Adding to Make a Difference,' promotes mathematics through a math team and math tutoring. Arielle recently had this to say about her project: Adding To Make A Difference helps middle school students with their school work since they struggle with common core. We plan on improving their grades. We strive to improve their reading level so they will be prepared for high school. My goal is to assist high school students next year. On January 14, I tutored middle schoolers. My assistant and I helped them with math by working math problems on the board. We also justified the answers. The reason why I wanted to do this project is to improve grades and state tests. Dennis Kyles, Jr. - Hinds Agriculture HS | Bolton: DENNIS hopes to advocate for and mentor young people with ADHD with his project 'ADHD or...Nah?' Jala Willis - Pillow Academy | Greenwood: 'Generation Infinity' is a mentoring program for youths ages four to seventeen. Kadin Love - Ridgeland HS | Ridgeland:  KADIN hopes to gather students from the greater Jackson area to make decisions that benefit their community with his 'Jackson Advancement Program.' Jeremy Barner - Murrah HS | Jackson: At 'Dance for a Chance,' kids ages 7-11, in Jackson, will be introduced to different forms of dance and as many new forms of fun. Taylor Tucker - Jackson Academy | Jackson: At 'Dance for a Chance,' kids ages 7-11, in Jackson, will be introduced to different forms of dance and as many new forms of fun. Katy Blair - Northwest Rainkin HS | Flowood:  By learning to swim and kayak, attendees of KATY's 'Youth Kayak Camp' will gain confidence and leadership skills, and become stewards of our waters. Logan Nave - Meridian HS | Meridian:  'Meridian Makes a Change (M.M.A.C.)' is a youth council to improve communication among students, teachers, and administrators; student problem solving; and volunteer opportunities. Simone Amos - Meridian HS | Meridian:  'Meridian Makes a Change (M.M.A.C.)' is a youth council to improve communication among students, teachers, and administrators; student problem solving; and volunteer opportunities. Semaj Jordon - Hattiesburg HS | Hattiesburg: SEMAJ created Cyber-Bullying Awareness Week (C.B.A.W.) as a forum to discuss social media issues and cyberbullying. Nekirah Betts - Coahoma County HS | Clarksdale: With 'The Cleaner the Community the Better,' NEKIRAH hopes to get her classmates to to clean their school and community. Justin Calhoun - Eastside HS | Ruleville: JUSTIN sees 'Art for Change' as a community based youth group that creates art for local hospitals, schools, and businesses. Edgar Leach - Eastside HS | Cleveland:  With Cleveland Youth School Aid Edgar hopes to motivate and engage students by helping with tutoring. Aries Bennett - West Tallahatchie HA | Tutwiler: At ARIES's 'Youth Arts Camp,' younger students will express themselves and find their voices through drawing, music, and other art forms. Fredrick Gooden - Gentry HS | Indianola: V.O.I.C.E. is a student group committed to engaging a wide variety of youth voices through art at GHS. Arquavas Williams - Ruleville Central HS | Sunflower: 'Young Decipher's Interpretations' is an after-school arts and activities club for children in Ruleville. Dana Briscoe - Choctaw Central HS | Philadelphia:   DANA's project, 'Choctaw Community Planning Coalition,' plans to address problems such as youth dating, violence, underage drinking, and teen pregnancy. Jamal Sampson - Eastside HS | Cleveland: JAMAL created 'Who Am I' to help build the confidence and buoyancy of people of all ages, genders, and races in his community. Summer Morris - Eastside HS | Boyle: SUMMER's 'Delta's Glam Squad' hopes to provide free, youth-led beauty and salon services to people living in nursing homes. Jayla Mondy - St. Andrew's Episcopal School: JAYLA's project, 'Seasons of Green,' will work to promote and enable recycling in Hinds, Rankin, and Madison counties. Autumn Watts - Greenville Christian HS | Greenville: AUTUMN sees 'Project Ready' as a way to support and promote better facilities, supplies, and activities at her school. Glenn Williams - Eastside HS | Cleveland: GLENN is currently narrowing down ideas for his community project and cannot wait to get started. Alexis Jones - Biloxi HS | Biloxi: 'Hand in Hand Coast 2 Coast' promotes community service projects across Mississippi's Gulf Coast led by coastal youths. Emily Wagoner - Ocean Springs HS | Ocean Springs: 'Hand in Hand Coast 2 Coast' promotes community service projects across Mississippi's Gulf Coast led by coastal youths. Chelsea Harris - Biloxi HS | Biloxi: 'Hand in Hand Coast 2 Coast' promotes community service projects across Mississippi's Gulf Coast led by coastal youths. Miracle Hunter - Clarksdale HS | Clarksdale:  With 'The Scholarship/Guidance Club,' Miracle hopes to help high school juniors and seniors request recommendation letters and apply for college scholarships.
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