Area students are encouraged to pursue their education in a local workshop called "My Mind Is A Pearl."
The program was created by local educator Cleoria Dunn. "These sessions host resource fairs and activities to build confidence in students," says Dunn.
She arrived at the idea from her own experience. "I wanted my children to be successful, and I knew I had to lead by example. I decided to quit my state job and go back to college and get my degree."