Supporting our Community: Easy as PIE
Jackson EMC welcomes the opportunity to work with our elementary, middle and high schools throughout our 10-county service area, which includes 11 school districts. Each district office selects a school or school system with which to partner each year. Through the partnership, Jackson EMC district office staff coordinates local involvement by providing volunteers and supporting the Georgia standards curriculum through enrichment programs and after-school activities.
In the 2017-2018 academic year, we are proud to support the following schools through our local Partners in Education (PIE) programs:
- Banks County Middle School (Jefferson District)
- Barrow County Board of Education (Jefferson District)
- Creekland Middle School (Gwinnett District)
- Hull-Sanford Elementary School (Neese District)
- Jackson County Board of Education (Jefferson District)
- Lyman Hall Elementary School (Gainesville District)
- Madison County School System (Neese District)
- Mundy Mill Academy (Gainesville District)
Recent Jackson EMC activities supporting PIE schools:
- Back to School Supply Drive in Madison County where more than 400 students received school supplies and more than 600 hot dog meals were served to local families who attended the rally.
- Annual Read Across America Day/Dr. Seuss Day where Jackson EMC employees dress up, prepare activities and read books to students.
- Teacher appreciation weeks when Jackson EMC district offices recognize our PIE teachers by sending cards, treats and gifts to honor their commitment to students.
- Classroom mini-grants for needs that are not typically funded in the school's operating budget. Mini-grants have been used to fund new software programs, band equipment and field trip expenses. Teachers can apply to their respective Jackson EMC district office for mini-grant consideration.
- Jackson EMC employees volunteer their time to read with elementary students in the school Reading Program.
- Employees write and receive letters in an effort to promote the written English word to Hispanic students in the Pen Pal Program.