LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - Kids in Laurel packed the L.T. Ellis Center for its annual Inspiring Youth Summer Enrichment Program. The program includes team and character building activities to encourage students to achieve their fullest potential. Special speakers were on hand such as Washington Redskin player and Laurel High School graduate Akeem Davis who spoke to the kids about staying in school and taking their education serious.
The program also includes activities such as basketball, soccer and swimming as well as free meals. It began June 31 and runs through July 31 and is open to all Jones County kids from ages 8-14. This is the sixth year the program has been held at the L.T. Davis Center in Laurel.