Give back with a backpack.

Project Impact MS is a non profit organization working to combat education inequity in Mississippi. The registered 501(c)(3) organization works to advance education for many of Mississippi’s most vulnerable children by providing resources necessary for youth to achieve their educational goals, while also working to enhance communities through collaborations with these communities in obtaining resources … Continue reading “Give back with a backpack.”

Jackson siblings work to help the homeless

Tucker  and Macy are making an impact on the greater Jackson / Metro community. Their vision is to provide things to the homeless of Jackson that they need – from water and bug spray to food and t-shirts. Listen as the sibling duo joined Rebecca Turner on The Metro to share more about The Provision Project. … Continue reading “Jackson siblings work to help the homeless”

The Mississippi Children’s Museum (MCM) is sharing experiments, activities and inside looks at their exhibits through its daily virtual learning

The Mississippi Children’s Museum (MCM) is keeping up an active online presence despite its doors being closed. The museum is sharing experiments, activities and inside looks at their exhibits through its daily virtual learning program that they broadcast on their Facebook page. MCM is committed to improving the early literacy development of children and is a significant educational resource for the … Continue reading “The Mississippi Children’s Museum (MCM) is sharing experiments, activities and inside looks at their exhibits through its daily virtual learning”

The Mississippi Aquarium continues to engage and educate while connecting to families online

Although the opening of the new aquarium is delayed, there’s no delay in awesome educational resources and fun things to do on the Aquariums Facebook page and other social media platforms. The aquarium has been actively engaging Mississippians on their Facebook page – from #TriviaTuesday to #FunFactFriday to educational videos that they are posting, there … Continue reading “The Mississippi Aquarium continues to engage and educate while connecting to families online”

Mississippi student survives a lightning strike while studying online

Paxton Burton had joined his history class online when lightning struck his house, and an electrical charge passed through his body, leaving a distinct mark on his chest. After being rushed by the family to Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Paxton has fully recovered and gained a new nickname, Flash. You can hear Paxton tell … Continue reading “Mississippi student survives a lightning strike while studying online”

The Spirit of Travel cannot be broken in Mississippi

National Travel and Tourism Week is an annual tradition for the U.S. and Mississippi travel community. It’s a time when travel and tourism professionals unite to celebrate the value travel holds. This year, the coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency is having an unprecedented impact on the travel industry. Visit Mississippi and the travel and tourism community is … Continue reading “The Spirit of Travel cannot be broken in Mississippi”

Florence family bridges the childcare gap for working parents during coronavirus quarantine.

After officials announced that schools would postpone their return from spring break, to avoid spreading the coronavirus, many working parents were left scrambling for childcare. Tim and Beverly Dear from Florence, Mississippi decided they could help families facing the reality of needing to work, but didn’t have reliable child-care. With a single post on FaceBook, … Continue reading “Florence family bridges the childcare gap for working parents during coronavirus quarantine.”

Mississippi micro livestock farmer reduces food waste with worms.

Imagine recycling food waste into something useful, like an all-natural fertilizer for your plants, lawns, and gardens. The Mississippi based company, Wurmworks, is doing just that. Vermicompost is an all-natural soil amendment that will never burn your plants or poison your kids or pets. Matt Castell is the founder of Wurmworks and considers himself a … Continue reading “Mississippi micro livestock farmer reduces food waste with worms.”