Vardaman Family Life Center
Vardaman is the “Sweet Potato Capital of the World” located in the north east of Mississippi. We run the After-School Tutoring program that targets children from k-5 to 3rd grade and their parents. This is during the whole school year. We continue monitoring student’s reading fluency rates throughout the program for our 1st – 3rd grade students. We believe fluency is directly correlated to reading comprehension rates. With Kindergarten students we focus on letter naming and letter-sounds recognition which is the greatest single predictor of reading success in beginning readers.
Also, when funds are available, we provide emergency assistance to low income families who are phasing economic hardship. We help them to pay utilities, rents and food when is necessary.
With all our services, we want to fulfill the vision of “be a visible sign of Christ’s love”, by being a welcoming place and a ministry of presence where all are treated with dignity, regardless of race, religion or political affiliation.