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SWAGG Academy students with their Tougaloo College mentors.
CHANGE ME… Reaching New Heights
The CHANGE ME Mentorship program is
deﬁnitely headed in the right direction this
year with more engagement and interaction
between mentors and their mentees. SWAGG
Academy and 21st CCLC participants have
meet their mentors for the 2013-14 year.
They have engaged in two activities together,
‘Meet and Greet’ and ‘Stress Management’.
The mentors range from traditional to nontraditional college student, so the overall
group is uniquely diversiﬁed this year. In
January, the participants will have an
opportunity, twice a month, to engage with
their mentors in ‘themed’ activities outside of
their regular program design.
In addition, 21st CCLC participants will act as
peer counselors for SWAGG Academy
counselors are (1) Elements of Empowerment
and (2) Personal Responsibility. Both groups
will beneﬁt greatly from this additional
support system. It is best said in the SWAGG
Academy Creed, “Without you and I, there is
no we. Without we, there is no community.”
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21st CCLC peer counselor/8th grader,
Chloe Hampton, shares time with SWAGG
participants. This is a special addition to our
CHANGE ME program. The two goals in
having 21st CCLC participants serving as peer
21st Community Learning Center
The George A. and Ruth B. Owens Health and Wellness Center (OHWC) connects
with other institutional and community based organizations to enhance its capacity
and provide access to primary care, quality health education and state of the art
fitness services to residents throughout the state. By partnering with other
organizations with similar program goals and objectives, OHWC can optimize the
limited resources available, as well as leverage new funding opportunities to address
the unmet needs in our target communities in the State of Mississippi.