Monday, April 30, 2012

        Sunflower County Comes to Oxford
                                      Fundraiser aims to help get kids learning

The Sunflower County Freedom Project was started by the Trent Lott Leadership Institute right here on the University of Mississippi campus. The goal of the project is to take kids from lower income areas straight to college through the use of tutoring programs.

After Ole Miss senior, Abby, Olivier, interned with the project this past summer, she knew she had to do more to get involved. She set up a fundraiser in Oxford, MS at the Powerhouse to raise awareness and donations to support the cause. The fundraiser had musical talents such as Chris Bandi, who headlined the event. These are just some of the types of students who are hoping to make a difference in the world, one step at a time.

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