PROJECT HELP

ABOUT OUR PROGRAM

Project HELP assists “homeless” students in the Starkville Oktibbeha School District to ensure they attend school regularly.

ELIGIBILITY:

  • Multiple families living under one roof due to economic hardship, incarceration or a similar reason
  • Inconsistent living arrangements
  • Substandard housing
  • Living in a hotel, motel, shelter, trailer parks, or camp grounds due to the lack of alternative adequate accommodations
  • Living in a public or private place not designed for regular sleeping accommodation for human beings such as a car, abandoned buildings, etc.
  • Living with grandparent, relative, or friend

SERVICES: 

  • School uniforms 
  • School supplies 
  • Personal hygiene supplies 
  • Tutoring 

STUDENT RIGHTS:

  • Right to immediate school enrollment even when records not present 
  • Right to remain in the school of origin, if in the student’s best interest 
  • Right to receive transportation to and from the school of origin 
  • Right to receive support for academic success

HOW TO ENROLL:

To enroll in Project HELP, please complete the following form and return to our office.

Click to Download Project HELP Student Enrollment Form

Click to visit the State Office Website

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Vanessa Shaffer, Project HELP Program Coordinator

For more information about the Discovery Center's Project HELP Program, please contact:

Vanessa Shaffer
Program Manager
662-615-0033 ext. 6504
662-324-2551
vshaffer@starkvillesd.com