The Luckyday Program

The University of Mississippi

Each Luckyday Junior is asked to identify and address a need at their high school or in their home community.  This project is designed to reconnect each student with their home community and to foster a sense of appreciation and respect.  Juniors also have the opportunity to talk about their project in the Luckyday Forum class with sophomore scholars in the spring semester.  Examples of past projects include:

  • Development of a tutoring program for elementary and high school students
  • Leading a book drive for the local library or a clothing drive in the community or school
  • Development of an exercise program for elderly residents in the community
  • Assistance coaching at the high school or in the community
  • Mentorship of a student at the high school or in the community
  • Assistance with construction projects in the community
  • Talking with high school seniors about financial aid opportunities in college or other topics such as college transition, encouragement, persistence, etc.
  • Start or expand a recycling campaign at your high school
  • Lead a cleanup at a local park or school (pick up litter, plant trees or shrubs, start a community garden)
  • Assistance with an already existing project in your high school or community

Meeting dates and deadlines for fall 2019 and spring 2020

  • Tuesday, November 19, 2019 – Junior Meeting to discuss the Junior Project in Lamar Hall 126 at 5:25p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 20, 2019 – Email sent to all juniors with google form link for submission of project proposal
  • Wednesday, December 18, 2019 – Project proposal due via google form
  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020 – Project completion deadline and poster development meeting at 6:00p.m. (Location TBA)
  • Thursday, April 16, 2020 – Junior Project Symposium at 6:00p.m. (Location TBA)
  • Friday, April 24, 2020 – Junior Project reflective paper due

2019-2020 Junior Year Share your Story Project