Mississippi Public Broadcast hosts 'Stop the Drop Summit'
Mississippi will address the state’s high school graduation rate with its 2014 Stop the Drop Summit Thursday, Dec. 11.
Leaders, educators, parents and students will come together to discuss not only getting students to graduation but making them productive citizens in the state of Mississippi.
During the summit, several breakout sessions will be held to strategize how to improve the state’s graduation rate, which currently sits at 75 percent according to Mississippi Public Broadcast. Several of the sessions will focus on resources available to teens and how to engage youth among topics.
Miss Mississippi 2014 Jasmine Murray will also serve as the keynote speaker. She is also MPB’s spokesperson for American Graduate.
The summit is free, but registration is required. It will be held at the Clyde Muse Center in Pearl, Miss.
Those not in the Mississippi area will also be able to view the summit via a live stream on MPB’s website.