A Photo Story by Zell Long
Zell Long encourages a strong stance on public school education and supportive programs like Boys and Girls Clubs, encouraging investment in every child.
"The future of Tupelo hinges on the success of our public schools. They are are the springboard for preparing ALL of our children for excellence.”
- Zell Long, Chief Executive Officer of Boys & Girls Clubs of North MS
Since 1996, Boys and Girls Clubs of North Mississippi reaches more than 2,000 youth annually through clubhouse locations in Houston, New Albany, Oxford, Ripley and Tupelo.
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For more information about how to enroll a child, mentor or volunteer visit: bgcnms.org
Zell Long / Boys & Girls Clubs of North Mississippi
213 W Main Street
Tupelo Public School District
Tupelo is one of ten cities elected to participate in “Celebrating Storytelling”, a Mississippi Bicentennial project that will culminate with 100 community voices.
In August 2017, community leaders produced a series of eight photo documentaries, highlighting people and initiatives that have built Tupelo from its beginnings. The event was a unique occasion to celebrate aspects of “Tupelo spirit” that have carried the community from generation to generation, and to define new pathways forward.
Special thanks to our sponsors: Renasant Bank, CREATE Foundation, Community Development Foundation, My Tupelo, Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau, Link Centre, Elvis Presley Birthplace, Mitch McCamey, The Selby and Richard McRae Foundation; with additional support from Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association, Jason Shelton for Mayor of Tupelo, Tupelo High School, EP Natalie Irby/ Corner to Corner Productions; Producers Alison Fast, Chandler Griffin, Aaron Phillips
“Celebrating Storytelling” is a project of Blue Magnolia Films/Corner to Corner Productions in partnership with Barefoot Workshops