Jackson EMC Supports Area Students

Education empowers our communities' children.

We believe that education should not be limited to schools, but that responsibility of education and youth development should be shared by the community. Today's children will be tomorrow's leaders, and Jackson EMC recognizes this fact, and actively works to help cultivate these future leaders.

Staff from Jackson EMC’s Jefferson District volunteered at Benton Elementary School on Dr. Seuss’ Read Across America Day. The group dressed as Cat in the Hat characters and read books to students, emphasizing the importance of reading and how much fun it can be. Pictured from L-R: Claire Guined, Residential Marketing Representative; Lisa Whitmire, District Director of Office Services; Ganella Bolden, District Secretary; Janet Davis, Communications Coordinator and Charles Flanagan, Field Service Rep

Partners In Education

Jackson EMC is a proud Partner In Education (PIE) with five of our area schools and the Barrow County Board of Education. Our partnership schools are Benton Elementary School, Banks County Middle School, Creekland Middle School, Hull-Sanford Elementary and Lyman Hall Elementary School.

As partners, both sides work together on a number of projects with the goal of improving students' education. Each Jackson EMC district office coordinates programs with its respective school, and while each partnership is unique, there are several successful programs that are implemented in all the schools.

Our PIE programs also provide mini-grants to teachers in each of our partnerships. Each year, teachers in our partnerships apply for a classroom need that is not normally provided through the school's funding. Through the years, hundreds of mini-grants have been awarded for requests ranging from books to new computer software.

Area Youth Programs

Jackson EMC is actively involved in other area youth programs, including Georgia 4-H, Junior Achievement and mentor programs. We sponsor several youth competitions that are designed to enhance knowldge and develop leadership skills including Regional Science and Engineering Fairs, Wiring Contest, Quality Beef Show and students for the Washington Youth Tour. The cooperative conducts its own Solar Sprint, Sun Power for Schools and Scholarship programs.

Our employees volunteer with these youth programs making them as successful as they are for our members, schools, community and Jackson EMC.