New grant will help EMCC launch Plan2Postpone campaign

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The grant totals $20,000 and was awarded by the Women's Foundation of Mississippi.

Posted: Oct 17, 2018 10:03 AM

SCOOBA, Miss. (WTVA) - East Mississippi Community College has been awarded a grant to educate students on ways to postpone pregnancy until they receive a college degree.

The grant totals $20,000 and was awarded by the Women's Foundation of Mississippi.

The money will be used to launch the P2P, or Plan2Postpone, campaign.

Besides educating students, the funds will also be used to provide resources to expectant mothers and those with children. This includes items such as gas cards, diapers, wipes and food.

“Research shows that students who become pregnant while they are in school are much less likely to complete their degree,” said EMMC counselor Kimberly Rush.

The new program will start in January 2019.

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