Family Life Center Newsletter October 2013

tougaloo college f mily life center Shemar Fields enjoys time on the computer during a literacy assessment. Tougaloo College S.W.A.G.G. Academy Student Warriors Amplifying Gentlemanly Greatness The Tougaloo College SWAGG Academy funded by W.K. Kellogg Foundation began Tuesday October 1, 2013. Tougaloo College SWAGG Academy is designed to provide 50 (fif ty) Walton and Brown elementary school males with amazing opportunities to learn more about positive lifestyles and enhance their capacity to make healthier life choices. The overall goal of the program is to provide these school young men safe places with organized choreographed initiatives centered on literacy d eve l o p m e n t , a m e a n i n g f u l / s t e a d f a s t of Jackson in efforts directly impact the lives mentoring relationships with a college student of these young men positively. enrolled in the Tougaloo Man program, (Continued on p. 3) community ser vices oppor tunities t hat promote a value for the integrity of citizenship, and guidance on embracing healthy choices and lifestyles. This Fall, the Family Life Center will also continue is ongoing interaction with community partners and formulate the establishment of Black Male Assault for Aligning Achievement Consortium with agencies such as Jackson Public Schools, United Way, the Jackson Medical Mall Foundation, Coalition of Schools Education Boys of Color (COSEBOC), table of contents 21st Community Learning Center SWAGG Academy Upcoming Activities AmeriCorp VISTA 2 2 3 4 Marion Counseling, and Office of the Mayor 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.