Coahoma Opportunities Receives Gifts from Coahoma Males
Coahoma Community College’s Coahoma Male program gathered together on Monday afternoon to present the fruits of their month-long toy drive to representatives from the Coahoma Opportunities Incorporated head Start Program. The children, ages 3-5-years-old, received gifts of musical instruments, dolls, telephones and games that will be sure to add to their holiday happiness.
“We’re just trying to make a difference, we know that not everyone is as fortunate as we are and we want to try and help put some smiles on some kids faces,” said CM Vice President Rodrick McKee. “We just want to reach out and help in the community.”
The Coahoma Male program was started in 2011 with the goal providing retention services to male students at CCC. The organization sponsors programs and events throughout the year aimed at increasing the probability of members matriculating to graduation by eliminating potential barriers to success.
It encourages high academic achievement, leadership and the character development while developing a successful student that motivates his peers through their personal conduct and actions. With the motto, “Learn as one, Lead as One, Graduate as one,” the organization is one of the fastest growing groups on campus.
“I am very proud of our students and their unselfishness and willingness to help reach out to our community,” said CCC President Dr. Valmadge Towner. “We have some really good young people here at Coahoma that are really interested in making our world a better place.”
Gregory Holly, Mr. Coahoma Community College and member of CCC’s Student Government Association, said it’s just the right thing to do.
“It’s about giving back to those who need it, to those who may be less fortunate, especially during this time of the year,” Holly said. “You’re extending a part of your own heart to others and letting them know that you care about them, and that you’re thinking about them.”
The Coahoma Male Program would like to give a special thanks to the Coahoma County Ministerial Alliance, Force 3 Radio-WNEV 98.7 F.M., & the Legendary Blues Festival-Helena/West Helena, AR for their contributions and support.