Children First: Resources for Families

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Since 1997, the Multi-County Community Service Agency's Families First Resource Center has been a part of the Meridian community, helping provide educational resources and assistance to low income families.

"We are trying to reach out to disadvantaged families and low income families that may not have the resources to do what they need to do to succeed in this community," said Williams Myles, activities coordinator.

The center, which is open throughout the week, offers computer classes, GED classes and has an after-school student tutorial session for students in grades 1-12. The program also allows students to check out books, among other things.

"The kids love coming down here and the one thing we target is education first," said Myles.

"If we can reach 75 kids, or if 10 can get it, we are doing good. We can't reach everybody, but we are going to do our best to reach as many as we can," Myles said.

The Center is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. For other information, you may contact the center at (601) 486-4918.