Seventh Student On His Way To Piney Woods School
Big Spring, September 2015
First five, then six, and now seven students at Piney Woods! We cannot express how excited we are to send another one of our wonderful Big Spring students to the awesome college prep boarding school by Jackson. Bradley Pierce is going to be sharing a room with his fellow 10th-graders Schuyler Jackson and Willie Hearns who have been awaiting his arrival eagerly. His will be the last Spring admission for the semester - and we will see whether some of our other Big Spring students will apply after getting to hear first-hand about their friends' experience.
Six Students Get Accepted Into Piney Woods School
Big Spring, August 2015
After 4 years at Spring, 6 of our Big Spring students got accepted into Piney Woods School, a historically black, Christian, college prep boarding school by Jackson, MS, three hours south of Clarksdale. Piney Woods is a high quality private high school and sends 99-100% of its students to college. Our students have made amazing strides as it comes to taking their education seriously and setting goals for themselves. All of our kids have enormous potential and we want them to get maximally prepared for the world that awaits after graduation – and we know that Piney Woods is going to open many doors for them. We are so proud of the kids’ efforts and courage!
NEWS & EVENTS
Baby University Van Fundraiser
Baby University, September 2015
In its second year, Baby University is expanding tremendously! We will be offering classes year round, starting again on October 5th. We will have classes Monday and Tuesday night, 5pm-7pm, for moms with infants and toddlers in Clarksdale. On Wednesday and Thursday night, 5pm-7pm, we will teach the same class in West Tallahatchie County. On Saturdays we will offer a class for pregnant moms and one class for moms who have already gone through the program and now have older children. A crucial part of our program is that we pick up many moms and children for Baby U classes and then drive them home afterwards. Several of the mothers do not have their own means of transportation and would not be able to attend without Baby U rides. Please check out our online fundraiser for a used Baby University van that we absolutely need for this new year with more classes, mommies and babies!
Please make a donation at babyuvan.causevox.com. Thank you!
Spring turns 4 on August 15th!
Spring Initiative, August 2015
So much has happened in the last 4 years! We are very grateful for our Spring family and the many blessings we have experienced on our journey together. We are excited to celebrate a birthday potluck on August 20th at 6pm in the Education building of the 1st United Methodist Church (Big Spring). Please join us for great food, entertaining games and fun, and awesome company! If you can contribute food or drinks we really appreciate it – but please join us even if you can’t this time. We are looking forward to celebrating together.