This GivingTuesday, SR1 will inspire generosity by increasing STEM education opportunities for students in Central Mississippi.

GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement, unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and their world. GivingTuesday will kick off the generosity season this year by inspiring people to give back on November 30, 2021, and throughout the year.

SR1 is joining GivingTuesday to raise money for both the successful SR1 out-of-school programs and the upcoming SR1 Charter School, scheduled to open in the fall of 2022. The SR1 College Preparatory and STEM Academy, located in Canton, Mississippi, will be the state’s first STEM Academy serving grades kindergarten through 5th grade. The SR1 out-of-school programs, currently in-session, serve students in K-12 grades at various locations. The programs promote college access and success.

Donations made to SR1 on GivingTuesday will go towards setting the educational foundation for children in Central Mississippi at both the out-of-school programs and the upcoming College Preparatory and STEM Academy.

“SR1 has a 100% on time high school graduation rate and a 100% college enrollment rate which greatly contributes to improving Mississippi’s overall economy and prepared workforce. Donations to SR1 will continue to help the organization provide free year-round high quality college preparatory services to K-12 students and their families in central Mississippi. Any amount of money, large or small, will make a difference in a child’s life and their educational opportunities,” said Dorlisa Hutton, SR1 Chief Operating Officer (COO).

GivingTuesday was launched in 2012 as a simple idea: to create a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past nine years, this idea has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.

People demonstrate generosity in many ways on GivingTuesday. Whether it’s helping a neighbor or stranger out, showing up for an issue or people we care about, or giving to causes we care about, every act of generosity counts. GivingTuesday has raised billions of dollars for critical causes around the world and gets billions of impressions on social media from people and organizations speaking up for the causes that matter to them and encouraging others to get involved in their communities.

“GivingTuesday inspires people all around the world to embrace their power to drive progress around the causes they care about, not just on one day but throughout the year.” said Asha Curran, GivingTuesday’s CEO, and co-founder. “With country and community leaders, millions of organizations, and countless givers of all kinds, GivingTuesday is creating a shared space where we can see the radical implications of a more generous world.”

Those who are interested in joining SR1’s GivingTuesday initiative can call 601-206-4544, or follow on the Facebook page (SR1 Scientific Research), Twitter (@SR1Info) and Instagram (@SR1Info).  For more details about the GivingTuesday movement, visit the GivingTuesday website (www.givingtuesday.org), Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/GivingTuesday) or follow @GivingTuesday and #GivingTuesday on Twitter.

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