Jackson EMC Operation Round-Up Success
The Community-Based Mentoring program of Gwinnett County Public Schools has received an Operation Round-Up grant awarded from the Jackson EMC Foundation.
Operation Round-Up grants address charitable needs and provide financial assistance within the 10 counties served by Jackson EMC. Grants go toward improving the lives of others.
The following counties are served by the Operation Round- Up program: Banks, Barrow, Clarke, Franklin, Gwinnett, Hall, Jackson, Lumpkin, Madison and Oglethorpe.
The Community-Based Mentoring program of Gwinnett County Public Schools connects caring adults in the community with middle school boys whose poor attendance and behavior are having an adverse impact on their grades and classroom performance.
Studies show that successful mentoring programs help at-risk students develop social skills, improve their school achievement and graduation rates, and help them develop self-esteem, among many benefits.