Mississippi is last when we should be first and first when we should be last.
Where We're Last
Healthcare per capita
Adults with a high school diploma
Median household income
Where We’re First
Teen birth rate
Number of people incarcerated
Number of children living in poverty
We are dedicated to making the students of Mississippi second to none.
Today’s students not only must measure up to their hometown peers; they must also compete against students across the state, the country, and the world. Mississippi can no longer afford to settle for almost good enough.
Mississippi First works to increase educational achievement and graduation rates, decrease the achievement gap, and improve teen health. The mission of Mississippi First is to champion transformative policy solutions ensuring educational excellence for every Mississippi child.