They Vote With Their Feet

Last year, when Allysha Bryant went to Camp Hoop Heros for the first time, one of her mentors complimented her as on how hard she had worked during basketball drills . . .

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In Rural America, High Poverty, High Need for After-school Programs

Sunflower County, Mississippi, sounds like a cheerful place — until you realize the poverty rate is double the national average, and unemployment averaged 13.2 percent in 2015. That’s why Sunflower County Freedom Project operates an after-school program with academic support and enrichment aimed at helping kids advance to college.