Southern Dreams Drop out Prevention and Mentoring Program

Southern Dreams Drop out Prevention and Mentoring Program


What Does Southern dreams means to me? Melvin Anderson Through all my experiences in life, I have learned that dreams don’t become reality by magic. I truly believe miracles happen every day. I joined the Southern Dreams movement in 2011 due to physical hardship. I was told from when you have a mentor had success, you will determine to become successful as well. Southern Dreams made a total impact on my life personally and professionally. Life is about helping those who want to help. Victorious people associate with other Victorious people.
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Southern Dreams provides a comprehensive set of high school classes that give students a strong foundation in their pursuit of education. Southern Dreams has Partnered with Private Schools to offer a curriculum that is developed internally by an entire team of highly qualified and fully certified curriculum developers and professors.

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Southern Dreams and Orion High School Class of 2020. Many will start the journey with you, but few will finish at the same time. The goal is to finish what you have started one step at a time. We would like to thank the parents that fought for their child's education who was placed in our hands. Also, we would like to thank the Claiborne and Adam's County School staff, board, and Youth Court for putting their trust in our educational system. "We are not trying to compete with any School District, we just want them to know that there are other educational opportunities out here". Also, we have a award winning mentoring program that is designed to prepare youth for the future.


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Orion High School alumns! If you have a family member who would like to transfer to Orion High School to graduate please have them contact Dr. Gallegos. Tuition is free for 5 months. Five months - for some qualifying seniors is enough time to graduate with a high school diploma! Husbands, children, parents of alumni are welcome. Preference is given to those who can graduate within five months (seniors), and then we will go from there. Please share since not all alums are on our page.


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Southern Dreams 9th Graduation at Alcorn State University. We would like to give a big thank you out shout to, Dr. Ivan Banks, Anthony Reed, and our Guest speaker and new team member LaDonna Marie.


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Track star Diandrenique Gaines overcomes health hurdles to break records

LOOK AT OUR SOUTHERN DREAMER!!!!! Diandrenique Gaines is a 16-year-old track star who has scaled many hurdles throughout her life. In August 2015, her lungs almost collapsed, putting her into respiratory distress. She was hospitalized and remained in the intensive care unit for days on a breathing machine. She feared that her career...


Friday was a great day at Jefferson County High School. I had a chance to see some of the youth that plays a big part in our mentoring program. Thank you Jefferson County School District faculty and parents for always supporting me for all these years." My Dream is Your Dream at Southern Dreams"💞💞💞💞

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This is a children’s ministry area at a church that one of our National Honor Society Students does community service for. As mentioned before, all NHS students do volunteer work each month to meet the requirements. The NHS chapter of Orion High School is still looking to raise money for scholarships. We have raised about half of our goal. Help us reach our total goal by donating to the scholarship fund today!
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•click donate!!!
Thank you for your consideration.


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Southern Dreams is a one-stop shop to help youth achieve their goals. It's a community-based program focused on the well being of juveniles and their families, designed to decrease referrals of youth to the Detention Centers. Southern Dreams communicates with a network agencies and organizations across the state to help youth to access educational services, skills building, job training, technical skills, behavior modification and counseling.

"With our program, we set out to show youth that there’s hidden jewels in every one. Each youth has their own story how life has turned on them. We show our youth... The most precious things in life have to be uncovered. So it is with our Dreams.” - Melvin Anderson, Founder of Southern Dreams Mentoring and Prevention Services

Melvin’s motivation for creating such a comprehensive program is rooted in his own childhood. "I was that child that joined gangs to find that brother that would guide me in the right direction… [Today] I am that man that will listen to the youth; I am that man that will help that youth get a high school diploma and high scores on the ACT.”

Contact: Melvin Anderson / [email protected]
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Southern Dreams Drop out Prevention and Mentoring Program
507 Market St
Port Gibson, Mississippi
M - F, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Call 877-647-1337 Ext 731 or 601-618-3728 /
Email: [email protected]
Facebook @southerndreams14

Port Gibson is one of ten cities elected to participate in “Celebrating Storytelling”, a Mississippi Bicentennial project, that will culminate with 100 community voices by the end of the year.

Special thanks to: City of Port Gibson, Mississippi, Port Gibson Chamber, Mississippi Cultural Crossroads, Claiborne County Economic Development Agency, Claiborne County Welcome & Heritage Center, @Jessica Jessica Fleming Crawford, The Selby and Richard McRae Foundation, Natalie Irby, Chandler Griffin, Alison Fast, Aaron Phillips. A project of Blue Magnolia Films/Corner to Corner Productions in partnership with Barefoot Workshops.


Melvin Anderson Southern Dreams

Photo documentary of Southern Dreams Mentoring and Prevention Service.


We would like to thank the Woodson Center from Washington, DC for the opportunity to receive "New 2 and 1 laptop computers" for the reading program. This will give our youth the opportunity and mobility to learn throughout our center.


From the team of Southern Dreams
Merry Christmas everyone.

Private Digital Schools

Southern Dreams has Partnered with Private Digital Schools to offer a curriculum that is developed internally by an entire team of highly qualified and fully certified curriculum developers and professors. We've worked intensively with SACS, the Mississippi Department of Education, to develop a program of study that meets and exceeds the standards set by the U.S. Department of Education. We pair our curriculum with textbooks from Prentice Hall of Pearson Education, Inc. for all of our core classes. Our foreign language courses are paired with textbooks from Holt, Rinehart and Winston; A Harcourt Education Company.
The school’s team is available year round to help you pick the courses that are right for you and your post-graduation goals.




507 Market St
Port Gibson, MS

General information

Southern Dreams, a non-profit program, which has three component, Life Guard Career Graduation Program, Mentoring and Youth Behavior Program and Prep for Success Development Program. The first component is Life Guard, a career graduation program that is geared to helping teens who are currently seniors in high school and who need credits to graduate or did not pass their state exams. The second part is the Southern Dreams At-Risk Mentoring Program which is geared toward addressing the problems that often lead to students getting expelled or dropping out of school and/or getting trapped in the juvenile court system. The third component is Prep for Success Development Program which is designed to develop youth for college and job readiness skills to assist youth and young adults in the job search.

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 6pm
Tuesday 9am - 6pm
Wednesday 9am - 6pm
Thursday 9am - 6pm
Friday 9am - 6pm
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