Mission Statement: The National Saving Our Teens Campaign Network , the charity of Hattiesburg Entertainment, is a community service organization geared at helping by any means necessary youth with any atrocities, whether deemed personal, physical, emotional, spiritual, mental, academically, social, or economical in which affects the overall success of the individual. We do such things through events, programs, partnerships, sponsorships, mentorships, and other venues.
"I am encouraged by the work the program does for the young people of our community. I know that the lives of many young people will be touched and transformed." - Sacred Heart
"We are so appreciative of your every effort to make our communites a safer place and bring more activities and opportunties. Thank you so very much for coming together as a people who will make a greater difference in the life of all teenagers." - Aldersgate Mission
"I believe the Saving Our Teens Organization is a wonderful asset to the City of Hattiesburg. Thank you for such a large deposit into the future of our children. Saving Our Teens has the power to inspire every aspect of a child's life." - Mayor, City of Hattiesburg
Let's Graduate Mississippi
It is our primary focus this year to focus on pushing Mississippi Education to the Top of the nation on all levels. We plan to reach this goal through a series of events both on and off the campus around the state, partnerships, sponsorships and other avenues. It is our goal to showcase to the world that Mississippi has world class educators and some of the brightest students in the world.
With a community-school-government support system, together we will push our kids to the next level of success. This success can be achieved on multiples of levels such as a higher graudation rate, state of art teaching equipment, world class school infrastructure, a decrease in high school and college drop out, a healthier diet, etc.
47% of 3rd graders are not reading on grade level according to our state tests. 18% of 4th graders are proficient in reading and 19% of 8th graders are proficient in reading. 24% of 4th graders are proficient in math and 18% of 8th graders are proficient in math. 12% of high school graduates were considered college ready in all four tested subject areas including Reading, Math, Science, and English according to the 2013 ACT results. The national average was 25%.
Mississippi students and parents spent $35.5 million for college remedial classes which DO NOT count toward college credit according to the 2013 Mississippi Kids Count Report. Just 81.1% of adults in Mississippi are high school graduates, tied with Texas and California for the lowest percentage in the nation. Additionally, 6.6% of adults have not completed the 9th grade- especially troubling in a state with a poverty rate of 32.5% for those without a high school diploma.
$5 $10 $100 $1000 We need your help. Find a place in your heart and give as much as you can to help us fight for a better education here in Mississippi. A community led movement with the help of both our elected and appointed public officials working together has no choice not only to create success but a brighter future for us all.
We will rally school to school. We will travel city to city. We will fight for a better Mississippi. Join our fight. Join our cause. Join our movement. Let's graduate Mississippi.
As our pledge to work diligently towards ending world hunger we are excited about our new program to help us achieve this goal. We are proud to present, "Tanesha's Kitchen", a new program in which we will impliment in all of our community centers. Wanna see what great home cooked meals we offer, Click HERE.
16th Annual Black History Parade 2014
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -
Hattiesburg residents are saying welcome back to an event celebrating African-American history.
Saturday night, the "comeback" parade for Black History Month made its way through East Hattiesburg.
At one time, it was an anticipated annual event and this year, it returned, complete with floats, dance teams, some young royalty and tributes to fallen family members and Hattiesburg Police.
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