Lighting the Mansion in Blue ~ Wednesday, April 12
In addition to being National Volunteer Month, April is also National Child Abuse Prevention month! National Child Abuse Prevention Month recognizes the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect.
Children’s Advocacy Centers of Mississippi (CACM) is hosting a child abuse prevention event in partnership with Mississippi Child Protection Services on April 12th. They will be placing pinwheels on the lawn of the Governor’s Mansion and lighting the Mansion in Blue. Pinwheels symbolize the whimsy and childlike notions. Pinwheels have become a reminder for the great childhoods we want for all children.
CACM’s twelve member child advocacy centers served 8,837 children last year who were victims of sexual abuse, physical abuse, witnessed a violent crime, or were trafficked.
The Alliance enters this season of reflection and gratitude, deeply appreciative of the support from our many members, supporters, and friends.
The Phil Hardin Foundation in Meridian was chartered in 1964 with the charge to “improve the education of Mississippians.” For nearly six decades, we have strived to be a catalyst for educational opportunity and community improvement in Mississippi through innovative leadership and productive partnerships.
This summer, I joined thought leaders from Mississippi and across the country in the FutureGood Studio’s futurism training program. It was transformational. This experience redefined my outlook, both professionally as a nonprofit leader and on a personal level. It fundamentally altered the way I approach work and staff engagement and envision the future for both myself and the clients we serve.