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MARKS, MS

At Reclaimed Project, we're committed to equipping the change-makers in our own state.

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Located in the Mississippi Delta, our neighbors in Quitman County face a unique set of challenges:

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OUR VISION

With the help of our donors, we have purchased an 8000 square foot building in downtown Marks, MS which will be the future home of our care center. The care center will provide rent-free housing for eight teachers, lodging for volunteer teams, and will be a place of ministry, mentoring, and tutoring.

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THE CARE CENTER WILL OFFER:

  • Tutoring: We are committed to reducing the education gap between students in the Quitman County school district. This will launch August 2018 and will be led by our teachers. 

  • Summer programming: Academically, students regress over the summer due to a lack of necessary engagement. We want to eliminate that regression while meeting spiritual needs of students through summer programming.

  • A place to build relationships: We seek to build relationships with students that allow us to speak into their lives both at school and in our programs. The care center will allow us opportunities to be very strategic with this process.
  • ACADEMIC SUPPORT
  • COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
  • EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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    ACADEMIC SUPPORT

    Quitman County Schools ranked second to last in state testing for the 2016 academic year. We have partnered with the local school system to recruit new teachers to serve the Quitman County School District. We are blessed to have a team of young minds who have a passion to engage, empower, equip, and inspire students to achieve greatness.


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    COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

    Our heart is to partner with local churches to help reach the community. Volunteer groups from all over Mississippi have come to pour into their own state and help construct the care center. 

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    EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

    Quitman County has one of the highest unemployment rates in the US. Our vision is to empower the Marks community by creating jobs. We are accomplishing this by equipping local artisans to make products sold through our trunk shows and online marketplace. We are looking for ways to engage other types of businesses in the near future.

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MEET OUR TEACHERS

DANIEL MYRICK

Flowood, MS

University of Mississippi

9th Grade Biology; 

Football and Basketball Assistant Coach

"Marks is special because of the people that live there...I love working for their trust and being a part of their community because we are striving for generational and eternal change"

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CHARLIE EVERS

Birmingham, AL

Auburn University

8th Grade Science

"The Mississippi delta captivated me the moment I entered it almost two years ago. The only way I can describe the affinity I have for the people, the culture, and the land itself is God’s mandated will."

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PATILYN LOWERY

Battendorf, IA

University of Evansville

Elementary Art

"I fell in love with Quitman County because of the children. Everyday they teach me more than I could ever teach them."

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KATIE ANN UPCHURCH

Madison, MS

Mississippi College

4th Grade Math

"What I hope to achieve this year in Marks is for my students to feel that they have people that will support and believe in them. I want them to see that they can make an impact or a difference wherever they go and whatever they do in life."

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ASHLEA ODOM

Petal, MS

University of Mississippi

High School Science

"I hope to not only teach these kids about science, but also to love, encourage, and empower them."

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GET INVOLVED

Volunteer

Fill out our form to be contacted about service opportunities in Marks.

Supply the Care Center

Click below to view wishlists from our teachers in Marks. These supplies will be used in classrooms as well as our care center and after-school program.

Donate

Your contributions will be used to support Reclaimed Project's mission in Marks. You may designate your funds to sponsor a teacher or to support the construction of the care center.