Education

We conduct countless programs to ensure today's students are ready to learn, ready to grow, and later ready to work. Whether it's engaging young minds in the classroom through STEM programs, participating in career fairs or providing grants and recognition to our valued teachers, Mississippi Power is committed to education today to ensure a brighter Mississippi tomorrow.

Teaching Kids Energy Efficiency

Are you a school teacher, principal or superintendent looking for an interactive, engaging way to teach your fourth and fifth grade students about energy efficiency? Simply have our energy efficiency education expert come to your school to demonstrate ways to be more energy efficient at home. Each student who participates will receive his or her very own energy efficiency kit. Schools with 75 percent or more participation in our in-home survey will receive a mini-grant. 

Energy Efficiency Education Program Hall of Fame

$1,000 School Inductees

For earning $1,000 in mini-grants

  • Forest Elementary School, Forest
  • Our Lady of Fatima, Biloxi
  • Jeff Davis Elementary School, Biloxi
  • St. Alphonsus Elementary School, Ocean Springs
  • Pineville Elementary School, Pass Christian
  • Hawkins Elementary School, Hattiesburg
  • St. James Elementary School, Gulfport

500 Club Inductees
For teaching 500+ students to save energy

  • Trent Lott Academy, Pascagoula
  • Harper McCaughan Elementary School, Long Beach

iCan! Girls in Engineering

In its third year to be offered in Mississippi, the iCan! Girls camps expanded across the service area, with camps along the Coast and in Hattiesburg and Meridian. These camps provide girls in grade 9 and 10 with an appreciation for math and science and a look at multiple career opportunities.
Through four workstations led by female Mississippi Power engineers and co-op students, participants learn mechanical, electrical, industrial, civil, chemical and computer engineering concepts from hands-on interactions where they build and race K'NEX cars, design a high heel shoe, create lip balm and bath fizzies, and create and edit their own digitally-animated movie.

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Energy Exploration Summer Camp

Each year, Mississippi Power hosts an Energy Exploration Summer Camp with Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. This camp is for rising fifth and sixth graders to introduce them to energy and STEM activities. The campers learn about energy careers along with understanding the concepts of energy and enjoy a plant tour. Instructors join STEM curriculum with fun and the students never know they are learning.

Pathways2Possibilities

Our employees help introduce the "world of energy" to hundreds of eighth grade students who attended the Pathways2Possibilities career expo held each fall.

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