The mission of the Mississippi Learning Institute (MLI) is to serve as the conduit for creating a platform for systematic change that will engage, educate, empower and motivate communities to support revitalization and partnerships that will impact young males of color. MLI is the catalyst for providing programmatic and systemic change through student-centered Pre-K-20 learning systems. Under the auspices of the College of Education and Human Development of Jackson State University, the MS Learning Institute serves as the epicenter for effective solutions for the many obstacles facing the educational systems in our communities.
In its role as a change agent, it highlights the massive urgency needed for change and works to create the necessary infrastructure. MLI is designed to collaboratively plan and evaluate student learning outcomes to prescribe effective development to improve teacher education and student performance. The core components of the process include building capacity through on-going and effective professional development; revitalizing school leadership with collaboration; and establishing the framework for new narratives for young males of color. MLI seeks to build capacity and increase partnerships among educators and families, civic and social organizations, and community agencies and business to create a statewide network of high performing schools and engaging communities to accelerate and motive young males of color.