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The Young Futurist Project’s After School Virtual Program is Open for Registration Free for All JPS Students

Posted on September 1, 2020


Fallon Brewster
Phone: 601.988.2539

The Young Futurist Project’s After School Virtual Program is Open for Registration Free for All JPS Students

YFP afterschool program

[JACKSON, MS, AUGUST 20, 2020] The Jackson Medical Mall Foundation Young Futurist Project’s 2020 Virtual After-School Program is now open for registration. The Young Futurists Project (YFP) was created in January 2020 and is a youth-driven innovation hub, impacting the culture of health through technology, social solutions, and creativity. Using the STEAM approach, YFP seeks to provide training to students in workforce development, foundational skills, and personal skills. The program was developed as a result of the community’s overwhelming response to the JMMF Summer Experience, a STEAM-based summer camp for students 8-18 in which students “experienced” a plethora of non-traditional courses ranging from quilting and sewing to media and marketing training, and more.

Program Director Jessica Lewis is dedicated to creating a program that will offer comprehensive services and courses via virtual learning. “During the afternoon, students will have the opportunity to take advantage of academic tutoring and homework assistance, coding, dance, robotics, virtual reality, counseling, drug and violence prevention, quilting/crafts, and much more”, she said.

The YFP After School Virtual Program will primarily serve grades 3-12 on Monday through Thursday from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Registration is FREE for all JPS students and students receiving SNAP and TANF benefits. Zoom and Google Classroom will be used to facilitate interaction and courses.

The Young Futurists Project is funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Mississippi Department of Human Services, and Hardin Foundation. For more information, email To register your student(s) for this program, visit

*DISCLAIMER: “The distribution of this material does not constitute an endorsement or an indication of support by the Jackson Public School District. JPS employees, parents and students should determine for themselves if they want to use the services. The school district accepts no liability in this matter.”

About Jackson Medical Mall Foundation

The Jackson Medical Mall Foundation’s mission is to eliminate health care disparities holistically through the promotion of creativity and innovation. The Foundation specializes in providing comprehensive health and human services, transportation, business leasing, and property management, community development and economic opportunities through creative placemaking. Want to find out more about the Jackson Medical Mall Foundation? Please visit our website at


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