Mississippi Youth Challenge Academy students march down a street as part of a parade. The program, which the Mississippi National Guard hosts at Camp Shelby, offers a chance for at-risk youth to succeed an a diploma-awarding program. (Submitted photo)
A Mississippi program is offering struggling high school students a chance to turn their fortunes around.
The Mississippi Youth Challenge Academy, based at Camp Shelby, is a program for â€śat-riskâ€ť 16-18-year-old students.
Starkville School District Assistant Superintendent Toriano Holloway Is familiar with the program and has referred students to it.
â€śItâ€™s for students who fell behind in credits and were at risk of dropping out,â€ť he said. â€śOr for students who were having problems behaviorally or students whose situations at home were affecting them at the schools.â€ť
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