Summer Camp Excitement in Indianola

New words and old music. Cool shades and creative arts. College prep and self-respect. All are integral components to another great season of summer camps hosted by the Indianola Promise Community’s successful assemblage of summer camps. “Of all the programs that we offer, I like to believe that our summer camps have become something that […]

Indianola Students Head West to Tour Colleges

As Zhaquavas Petty crossed the Mississippi state line into Louisiana, he could feel a new world of educational opportunity opening up to him. “To be able to visit all these out-of-state colleges and realize that I could go to one of them, well, that’s a big deal to a kid from little ‘ole Indianola, Mississippi,” […]

A New Reading Program in Indianola

Carol Jackson wants her students to see behind, around and through the words they read. She wants them to dissect those words, study them and piece them back together in different ways that tell new stories. “Anyone can learn to read, but everyone needs to be able to understand and make decisions based on what […]

Survey Reveals What Indianola is Thinking

As an organization dedicated to improving opportunity for all people who make Indianola their home, the Indianola Promise Community (IPC) is only as successful as the people who know about us and participate in our programs. So when a recent survey showed that a vast majority of Indianola residents had heard of IPC, we were […]

Improving Indianola Education with LINKS

The Indianola Promise Community just added eight new links to a chain that’s connecting children and their parents to programs for success. “We’re called LINKS because we Link Individuals, Neighborhoods and Kids to Services,” said LINKS member Shanekia Pembleton. “We try to ensure that each child is linked to the best programs for them, individually, […]

Anti-bullying Rally in Indianola 2/20

Like the spectrum of colors, the span between courage and cowardice holds many different kinds of people. Fredrick Gooden wants his peers to know that bullies hold the lowest position. “You have to be a coward to bully someone. You have to have courage to stand up to it,” said Fredrick, president of the Indianola […]

Girl Power in Indianola

In her third year as school nurse at Indianola’s Carver Elementary School, Kakawonda Hibbler   began to see changes occurring among female students that are prompting a conversation some might find uncomfortable. “I noticed that these little girls were starting their menstrual cycles earlier and earlier, and they didn’t know what to do or how to […]

Learning about Personal Finances

The line between “wants” and “needs” can often become blurred and lead to financial headaches for cost-conscious families. Wendy Willis is one of more than 150 Indianola residents who now sees clearer when it comes to money, thanks to the Indianola Promise Community. “That’s what IPC does. They help you and show you the ropes […]

Arts Showcase in Indianola

The story of a plastic drink bottle can be one of renewal. Once full, its contents are enjoyed and the bottle is discarded as trash in a stream, floating toward an inelegant ending. Its perilous journey, however, concludes instead at a recycling facility where it’s given new life as material for a ladies purse. That […]

LINKS

The Indianola Promise Community just added eight new links to a chain that’s connecting children and their parents to programs for success. “We’re called LINKS because we Link Individuals, Neighborhoods and Kids to Services,” said LINKS member Shanekia Pembleton. “We try to ensure that each child is linked to the best programs for them, individually, […]

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