Mississippi Public Broadcasting
"The Persistence of Educational Inequity" | Youth
"The Persistence of Educational Inequity" focused on innovative education models by specifically comparing educational opportunities offered to Participants in the Jackson Public School system versus those offered to Participants in neighboring districts. They investigated a Participant's ability to perform within their schools based on the districts they are in while considering the interaction
The Mississippi Youth Media Project trains primarily underserved teenagers, ages 14 to 18, using digital technology to produce equitable, high-quality multimedia projects to share their own stories and report on their communities with rigorous solutions journalism. Through creative community engagement, students construct narratives that shift the perceptions of young people, actively creating new possibilities for upcoming generations of young Mississippians. Key goals of YMP are to reduce school dropouts, inspire more first-generation college students, and bridge the workforce skills gap by preparing teenagers for an evolving work environment with 21st-century jobs. YMP enhances the creativity of young people and connects with students through innovative school partnerships, after-school education programs, and an intensive summer newsroom laboratory.
YMP is a project of Jackson 2000 Inc.
View, read and listen to YMP student journalism at jxnpulse.com.