Outreach

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Jackson EMC is an active member of the community we serve through outreach programs for students, including those in elementary through high school.

Students can learn about electrical situations and hazards through the Power Town mini-town model and Safety Trailer Power Line Demonstration. Jackson EMC employees educate students about careers in the energy industry by attending area career days.

Grants are awarded to middle school teachers in Jackson EMC’s service area through the Bright Ideas program. These grants fund creative, innovative teacher-developed projects those would otherwise go unfunded.

Jackson EMC has sponsored and supported local FFA chapters and 4-H clubs for more than 65 years. Our involvement in FFA and 4-H stems from our agricultural roots in rural Northeast Georgia.

We also sponsor events like the EMC Wiring Contest, designed to teach high school students about electricity and wiring, and the Quality Beef Show, where FFA and 4-H club members show animals and use the experience and judge’s feedback to prepare for state competition.

Jackson EMC is a partner in the Spark Energy Education Program that provides funds so more than 30 Georgia middle and high schools can install on-site solar panels. Teachers use these solar learning laboratories to teach students about energy produced by the sun.

For the Partners in Education program, Jackson EMC works with elementary, middle and high schools throughout our 10-county service area. Jackson EMC’s local offices coordinate involvement by providing volunteers and supporting the Georgia standards curriculum through enrichment programs and after-school activities.

Jackson EMC also sponsors four students to attend the Georgia Cooperative Council’s Youth Leadership Conference each summer.

For more information about these programs, please contact Karen Ewing at kewing@jacksonemc.com.