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.
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 knowledge 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.