Clean Up Mississippi

I’ve always been a Mississippi girl, and I’ve always been proud of that statement. I grew up running around the piney woods, playing in the beautiful parks, lakes, and creeks that our state has given us. I rode bikes in different campgrounds and public spaces with my cousins, which is some of the best memories…

Volunteer Tutoring @ Natchez High School

Over this past year, many students such as myself, and even professionals have felt the many effects as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Knowing this, I have made it my duty to do what I possibly could to ease the burden felt by students to make sure they could continue to excel in their…

Service…Online? :)

Well, here we are again. Another remote semester has been completed for The University of Southern Mississippi students and I could not be happier about it. This last year of remote learning has been full of trials and tribulations, but I feel as if it has shown a lot of the resilience we share as…

Volunteering at the Public Library

Since my high school days, I have loved to educate individuals with the knowledge I am blessed to have. During the pandemic, it can be frustrating to try and volunteer but I am thankful there was a way. Over this semester, I have tutored 5 children ranging from 1st-5th grade. Each child had their own…

Volunteering as a Student Nurse

I am currently in my second semester of nursing school here at Southern Miss, and I loving every minute of it! It has already been such a rewarding experience, and I feel like even as a student, I have been able to help so many different patients with their care. Over the past 2 years,…

Better than Bingo

by Kristen Bush In the spring of this year, I began volunteering at Brookdale Senior Living. Each Friday at 3:00, I go to play Bingo with a group of the residents, and then at 4:00, I sing for them while they enjoy refreshments. I frequently sing old hymns, and many of the residents enjoy singing…

Semester Breaks Offer Time for Students to Give Back

Submitted by Tylicia Grove This past spring break, I took a service trip to Shaw, Mississippi, with USM’s Center for Community Engagement (CCE).  Shaw  is a small town in a particularly poor section of the Mississippi Delta,  made up of primarily minorities.  The area is known as a food desert, which means that residents in rural areas have less access to healthy…