Zach Scruggs, Executive Director of 2nd Chance MS, spoke to the Rotary Club of North Jackson during its September 14, 2021 meeting. 2nd Chance MS promotes and supports adult education and work skills training in Miss. They remove barriers that can keep an adult student from obtaining a high school equivalency and /or employable certification. 

Paraphrasing from 2nd Chance MS’ Facebook page, “Dickie Scruggs and his son Zach, know first-hand what it means to get a second chance. As federal inmates, they got second chances by helping their fellow inmates prepare for the high school equivalency diploma. Then, and since their release, the Scruggs have been working to formulate a plan to continue their commitment to help adult learners get the education they missed the first time around. Their mission is to help Mississippi's community colleges provide a second chance to thousands of struggling Mississippians who lack a skill certification or high school diploma. By raising awareness and funds, the Scruggs will secure the resources necessary to provide a second chance for adult learners. Funds raised can be used to enhance instruction, pay testing and skill certification costs and provide supplemental support for adult learners who face barriers to their them a second chance, one step at a time.“


Shown from left, Uriel Pineda, Club President; Scruggs and Bill Osborne, Club Director.



We thank Scruggs for his commitment to improving the lives of Mississippians and their lifetime success outlooks. His presentation and the complete meeting can be viewed on the following video link