423 S. Line Street • 662-227-3370 Another component of the Dropout Prevention Plan is the relocation and expansion of the Parent Center. The Center is housed in the Adult Education Center on Line Street. Director of Community Services Lynne Russell says, “The Parent Center offers practical methods for parents to promote school readiness, involvement, and more effective parenting strategies. Information concerning college entrance tests and scholarship opportunities is also available. Thanks to the 21st Century Grant, the Parent Center now offers on-line access and assistance with five new computers for parents to apply for student college admission, assist with classroom projects, and research topics."
Parenting Classes-The Parent Resource Center has hosted classes and Pre-College Parent Orientation. The classes are usually on Tuesdays at the Meeting Room (Room 10) in the Adult Education Building (old Lizzie Horn) from 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Parent Center Hours Times may vary- call Christy Harris at 227-3370 for an appointment
Website Links developed by Leadership
Team members consisted of: Yvonne Fox, David Livingston, Jr., Moses Simms, Jr., and Ophelia Topps
in collaboration with Lynne Russell, Grenada School District
•Mississippi's dropout rate is currently over 26%, more than 13,000 dropouts every year.
•Dropouts earn about $9,200 less per year than high school graduates. Over a typical 30-year career, a dropout can earn potentially $276,000 less than graduates.
•Dropouts are 10 times more likely than high school graduates to go to jail.
•Dropouts from the class of 2006 alone will cost the nation more than $309 billion in lost wages, taxes, and productivity over their lifetimes.
•High School dropouts often have trouble finding well-paying jobs, are generally less healthy, die earlier, are more likely to become parents when very young, are more at risk of tangling with the criminal justice system, and more likely than not will need social welfare assistance.