May 5, 2017
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25% more likely to drop out of school
40% more likely to become a teen parent
50% more likely to be placed in special education
60% more likely to never attend college
70% more likely to be arrested for a violent crime
Without high-quality learning experiences and healthy relationships, at-risk children are less likely to grow into accomplished students, successful workers and engaged citizens.
The Goodwill Ambassador Education Initiative, St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, Little Saints Academy and Excel By 5 Olive Branch thank you for your attendance and sponsorship of our 2016 Youth Education Scholarship (YES) Weekend.
We are committed to early childhood education: therefore, Each year, we raise funds to provide scholarships to at risk families with children up to age five years due to financial and/or living conditions. Proceeds from both events will go towards scholarships for preschool children ages 0-5 .
With your support and kindness over the past 2 years we have been able to award $32,000.00 in Youth Education Scholarships. We are asking for your continued support by contributing at the same or higher sponsorship level.
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GOODWILL AMBASSADOR AWARD HONOREE
The honoree for this year’s Goodwill Ambassador Award is Eloise McClinton. Eloise was named Executive Director of ICS and the first woman in the history of the agency to hold this position in 2008. She was one of twenty African American women recognized at the annual DeSoto County African American History Symposium celebration on February 25th at Whispering Woods in Olive Branch, Mississippi. Eloise is a member of Brown Baptist Church in Southaven, MS, where she serves on various outreach ministries. She wishes to continue to implement the same sound management practices as her mentor, Mr. Arvern Moore, that elevated ICS from the past and now into the present spotlight. ICS’s slogan “Making Small Miracles a Great Success” under her leadership will continue to take this organization to higher heights. Her passion is empowering and ensuring that preschool children and families obtain quality comprehensive services at the head start centers and within the communities.
Through all of her accomplishments, duties, and obligations, she enjoys being the wife of Minister Alonzo McClinton and playing with her darling grandchildren. She feels honored to lead the second largest Head Start program in Mississippi.
McClinton, states that this is an honor to be leading the charge in ensuring that our children are getting a head start in learning for the success of their future.
The Institute of Community Services, Inc ICS serves 14 counties in north Mississippi, those counties are: Benton, Clay, Desoto, Grenada, Lafayette, Lowndes, Marshall, Noxubee, Oktibbeha, Panola, Quitman, Tallahatchie, Tate, and Tunica.
Eileen Beazley, Ed.D.
Eileen Beazley, Ed.D. is the Executive Director of Excel By 5, Inc. She has more than 20 years of experience working with children and families in many capacities including teacher, child care director, technical assistant, trainer, and advocate. Eileen also serves as an adjunct Instructor at Jackson State University in the Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education, College of Education and Human Development. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Child Development and a Master’s Degree in Family Life Education from the University of Southern Mississippi. She earned her Doctorate in Early Childhood Education from Jackson State University in August 2016.
Again, thank you for your support to the ongoing efforts to provide access to high quality early childhood education to all children.