The Medgar & Angela Scott Foundation is bringing some interesting programs to the Vicksburg area this summer. Executive director Carla Sullivan is overseeing the new community-focused center with a mission to foster positive change.
“We impart knowledge into people’s lives,” Sullivan said. “We are a knowledge-based center, so we put information out there to help people make better life choices.”
One the organization’s upcoming events is titled “Defining Females” which will be held on July 15 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and will be hosted by Jaylah Peaches.
The following week on July 22, a community block party will be held for all ages from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. which will consist of fun opportunities such as face paintings, school supply giveaways, along with food and music.
“We are having vendor spaces,” Sullivan said. We’re going to have food trucks and people from boutiques selling different items and we have spaces for $30.00.
About a month from now, a Teen Summit will be held on August 13 where guest speakers Police Chief Penny Jones, Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace, Author Dmarius Jones, Dr. Terrance James, Dr. J.B Williams, and LaShandra Lott will speak on violence, health, and education.
“We’re trying to show how it is so easy for young people to get caught into crime but it doesn’t have to be that way,” Sullivan said. “Because with knowledge you can do something different and put something back into the community, which is something our guest speaker Dmarius Jones has done.”
Besides the upcoming events, things like afterschool and senior programs (60 and up) are offered along with life/social skills for adults and students at the Medgar & Angela Scott Foundation.
Since the community center is a nonprofit organization, they could use any donations that individuals wish to bless them with and anyone can donate on their website https://www.medgarandangelascottfoundation.org/programs.
The website also holds all the information on events and programs offered at the Medgar & Angela Scott Foundation.here.