Growing Gardens: Planting Pinwheels to Honor Our Most Vulnerable Children

School of Social Work students representing the BSW Club, Phi Alpha, and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars teamed up with the Kids Hub Child Advocacy Center to plant more than 400 pinwheels at Fritzsche-Gibbs Hall on April 6.

The pinwheels – 414 to be exact, plus two larger ones – represent children in a four-county area who in 2017 were abused or neglected, or killed in the case of the two large pinwheels.

The numbers are going up, but as the representatives from Kids Hub – including master’s student Riley Herrin – point out, that is a positive. Abuse is under-reported, so more is better in this case because it gives Kids Hub a chance to help those children.

Read the full story on the Southern Miss Now website.


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