The Mildred Downey Educational Travel Fund 2018-2019

The Mildred Downey Educational Travel Fund 2018-2019

About This Campaign

To mark our 20th anniversary and to celebrate Mrs. Downey’s contributions to the SCFP, it is our honor to announce the creation of the Mildred Downey Scholarship for Educational Travel at the Freedom Project. This annual fund will support our high school Freedom Fellows as they travel on summer trips to pursue educational opportunities across the country. This includes traveling to Yale University, the prestigious institution where Mrs. Downey’s son, Les, attended as a student. Other programs include Phillips Exeter Academy and Phillips Andover Academy. Our goal is to send 10 students each summer to programs to pursue their educational goals.

Location / Venue

  • Address:
  • 120 Delta Avenue
  • Sunflower, MS 38778
  • USA
  • Time:
  • Jul 01, 2018 12:00 am to
  • Jul 01, 2019 12:00 am
Sunflower County Freedom Project

Campaign to Support Sunflower County Freedom Project

At the Sunflower County Freedom Project, we believe that education is the seed of freedom. Without a challenging, achievement-oriented education, children in the Mississippi Delta will be as powerless in the future as were illiterate sharecroppers in the twentieth century. We provide after-school and summer school programming to students in grades 7-12. Our programs are rooted in five tenets: academic support, health and wellness training, arts enrichment, educational travel and character development. For every student that has completed our six-year fellowship, 100% of them have gone on to the university or college of their choosing or joined the armed forces.


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