Graduates Within Reach Academy

Dedicated to Educational Excellence

  • GWRA Program Liaison Kawanna S. Horton has worked for Holmes County School District for 17 yrs and Boys and Girls Clubs of the MS Delta for 4 years. Kawanna is an alumna of Durant High School and Jackson State University. During her undergraduate studies, she became a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. during the fall of 1997. 

    Kawanna S. Horton wholeheartedly believes that all children can learn when taught properly and given the necessary tools. She strives to increase staff capacity by sharing leadership responsibilities. Ms. Horton works tirelessly to maintain after-school and tutorial programs for at-risk students. Her people skills and caring personality allow others to feel comfortable and solution-oriented when challenged.

    Ms. Horton believes that a person’s duty is to provide service to others. The gift of service is one of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves. Through this, we discover and live out our values. Through service, we participate in our shared commitment to create a more perfect union. As John Hagee said, “The measure of a man’s greatness is not the number of servants he has, but the number of people he serves.” That is the power of service!

    Kawanna Horton’s tenure in Holmes County has privileged her to impact the lives of numerous students and educators. She has been teaching for over 30 years. She is compelled to exemplify strength: dream big dreams; do unto others as she would have them do unto her; give back to the human race; and, establish high educational and social values. It is incumbent on us—educational and community ambassadors—to ensure that this philosophy remains at the forefront as we serve mankind.

  • About us

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    Graduates Within Reach Academy (GWRA) is a grade/credit recovery program. Our staff serves the students and ensures that they receive a quality education and behavior modifications.

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  • Our focus

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    The focus of GWRA is Dropout Prevention and modifying unacceptable behaviors for an educational setting.

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