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Energizing Education

Listing Last Update: January 14, 2015


536 N Jackson St.
Jackson, MI 49201

Primary Contact

Kriss Giannetti

(517) 937-2768

Educational services

  • To read and write better
  • To help my child learn

Program Overview

Energizing Education is a collective approach to promoting literacy. It was created to ensure that all students in Jackson County, Michigan, read at or above grade level by the 4th grade. Energizing Education uses a two-pronged approach to helping kids reach grade-level milestones: in school mentoring and family engagement. In-School Mentoring, in which adult volunteers meet with students 1-2 times each week to read with them for 30 minute sessions in our “Literacy Lounges” at each school. Mentors are provided with training and resources to help guide the students and provide a fun, learning environment during their sessions each week. Family Engagement, is a part of our approach so that parents and guardians are involved in nurturing literacy in their children. Once a month each school has a family night where children and parents come together and are provided with tools to assist in reading at home. Through our creative and fun themes, these nights are a blast for all.

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