While talent in Mississippi is evenly distributed, opportunity is not. We seek to change that.
We envision a Mississippi where all people can secure the training and education beyond high school that will allow them to enhance their quality of life, strengthen their communities, and contribute to a vibrant and prosperous future for our state.
We think of college as any education beyond high school that leads to financial stability. It can be a four-year degree or beyond, but it can also be a two-year community college degree or a certificate in career and technical education.
The Woodward Hines Education Foundation (WHEF) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization working to help Mississippi students plan and pay for college. We are committed to helping more Mississippians obtain postsecondary credentials, college certifications, and degrees that lead to meaningful employment.
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of all Mississippi children live in poverty. The lowest-income Americans who obtain a college degree are five times more likely than their peers to escape poverty.
Asian / Pacific Islander
Hispanic / Latinos
of jobs in the United States will require some postsecondary education by the year 2020
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