This week, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, one of the largest philanthropic organizations in the U.S., announced a series of $3.8 million in grant commitments to community organizations aimed at improving the life outcomes for young men of color throughout the state of Mississippi.
The recently released 2013 KIDS COUNT Data Book spotlighted Mississippi's struggles with academic standards, high rates of child poverty and tight budgets. The data emphasizes the work that remains to be done, as children of color within the state score disproportionately low in language and math, and males consistently fall short of their female peers. Through this grant announcement today, the Kellogg Foundation seeks to partner with community organizations across the state to help young Mississippians realize their fullest potential.
Source: Worship360 | Teresa Hairston