YET welcomes AmeriCorps tutors

By By Stacey Hancock/The Meridian Star
Dec. 15, 2000
Meridian's Youth Excitement Team has welcomed AmeriCorps tutors to the Partnership for Student Success program.
Twenty-four AmeriCorps members serve as teacher assistants in five Meridian schools, and receive benefits such as insurance, living stipends and child care. Of the 24 local AmeriCorps tutors, five live in public housing.
The Meridian Housing Authority is a first-time contributor to the YET program, as are Greg Lane of All State Insurance and Hare Mortgage Co. Other contributors include Jim Moore of the AmSouth Foundation and Tal Braddock of AmSouth Bank.
Braddock said his contribution is the result of his personal admiration for Houston.
The AmeriCorps tutors are:
Witherspoon Elementary: Marcie Barrett, Tonya Baron, Ebony Pearson, Elizabeth Roberts and Dwyla Wilson.
West End Elementary: Chanel Clark, Kimberly Cross, Christina Hearn, Monica Rue and Diana Taylor.
Oakland Heights: Brandi Easterling, Bridgette Gibbs, Kathleen Koch, Kimberly Lewis and Cicily Patton.
Harris Upper Elementary: Sylvia Johnson, Tina Battle, Troy Gray, Latonia Johnson and Kristina Patrick.
Carver Middle School: Kathy Armstrong, Kenyatta Fikes, Cassandra Hunter and Willean Lewis.
The Youth Excitement Team is a non-profit organization whose members serve the educational needs of young people in Meridian and the surrounding area. YET also offers an after-school program that employs 15 AmeriCorps workers.
For more information, call 693-9382.
Stacey Hancock is a staff writer for The Meridian Star. E-mail her at shancock@themeridianstar.com.

News

Miss RHS pageant takes place Friday

Franklin County

Political announcement: David Hester speaks about run for reelection as county commissioner

Franklin County

BTCPA auditions for final production of season take place March 3-4 

Franklin County

RCS holds annual Black History Month program 

Franklin County

PROGRESS 2024: American Legion Posts 64 and 120 – ‘Veterans Strengthening America’

Franklin County

RHS graduate crowned Miss Northwest Shoals

Franklin County

RHS graduate crowned Miss UNA

Franklin County

PROGRESS 2024: In memoriam – Monuments honor the fallen of Franklin

High School Sports

RHS senior chosen as Bryant-Jordan Region 8 Scholar winner

High School Sports

Russellville High School ladies soccer team members participate in annual Night to Shine

News

Russellville High School Scholars Bowl team qualifies for state tournament

News

Vina kindergarteners connect with lots of other classes

News

PCHS JAG student places in district conference

Features

Wedding Spotlight: Layne and Frank Edwards

Franklin County

RHS senior competes at state DYW competition

News

Extension, 4-H present free resume workshop

Franklin County

Franklin County has lots to love

High School Sports

Russellville High School honors alum Luther Tiggs with special night of basketball

News

BTCPA announces second production of season

News

RMS holds annual state assessment celebration

Franklin County

Red Bay welcomes new city attorney

Franklin County

Attempted traffic stop leads to high-speed vehicle pursuit, wreck 

Franklin County

Vehicle pursuit ends in wreck, arrest 

News

RFD, RHS collab promotes job readiness, community safety

x