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Published in Media Alerts on September 21, 2012 (PDF)

Student Enrichment Program

Media Contact: Christopher Taylor at 601-815-7120 or

WHAT: Jackson Mayor Harvey Johnson will formally launch this school year’s Science Training and Enrichment Program (STEP) during the orientation meeting for middle school students enrolled in the UMMC program.

WHEN: 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22

WHERE: The Classroom Wing adjacent to the School of Nursing on the UMMC campus

WHY: UMMC’s enrichment program for middle school students, offered through the Division of Multicultural Affairs, is partnering with the City of Jackson this academic school year to promote the importance of eating healthy in the face of a growing obesity epidemic.