According to the Mississippi State Department of Health, in Laudredale County:

  • 34% of adults are obese
  • 30% are physically inactive

Through a partnership with our friends at Go Green, Meridian, we have built an urban container garden in the parking lot behind the LEAD Center. This garden serves as a hands-on learning platform to build awareness and change the food habits of our Freedom Fellows for the better.  

Aside from developing a love for fresh, tasty, local food, we get our Freedom Fellows up and moving!  Our students participate in a variety of fitness opportunities ranging from Yoga to Taekwondo.  Whether it's capture the flag or circuit training, the goal’s the same: to sweat and have fun!