Councilman Jason Capers talks about the mentoring program as Councilman Stacy Comegys looks on. (Photo by Mark Thornton)


The Ward 1 mentoring program Brighter Tomorrows will launch its “Summer of Service” program on Friday. Young people show up to work on a project and are then rewarded with a kayaking or fishing trip.

There will be funding and participation to complete eight weeks of projects, including the building of a wheelchair ramp for a disabled Ward 1 resident, said Ward 1 Councilman Pastor Jason Capers.

All ages are welcome to participate and pre-registration is not necessary. The group will meet every Friday throughout the summer behind Laurel Middle School. Children 12 and younger must have a parent or guardian with him or her.

Capers has permission forms for young people. Also, anyone who wants to contribute to help the mentoring program can contact him at or at 601-323-2762.

— From staff reports


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