Mississippi Demography Group
The Mississippi Demography Group, formed in 2004, provides training and assistance to intergenerational teams of MS Delta Catalyst Roundtable activists in the building of maps and charts to synthesize complex demographic and statistical data. The MS Demography Group then uses these tools to create to popular education materials around substantive policy issues. Some key successes are:
- Participants in turn have trained additional young people to expand the capacity of the team; and
- Youth members of the team are teaching educators, parents and students how to use student performance outcomes on standardized tests to highlight student and teacher deficiencies and to adjust curriculum strategies.