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Perspective: Helping Hands

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One of the great opportunities I experience each year is meeting our student delegates for the Washington Youth Tour. Earlier this summer, we sent four high school students to Washington, D.C., for the state’s oldest leadership development program. 

While on the tour, delegates learn about cooperative principles, including “Concern for Community,” while meeting other highly motivated teens from across Georgia and the U.S. I always look forward to meeting our delegates and seeing how they grow into their roles in the community. You’ll learn more about our student delegates in this issue of JEMCO News. 

Folks often ask about the work Jackson EMC does in the community – from educational initiatives to supporting civic organizations and charitable programs. Co-ops, like Jackson EMC, were founded on the premise of making life better for people in the community, and we have a real stake in the community we serve.

With the start of a new school year, you may see some of our employees in schools teaching students how to stay safe around electricity or sharing the great opportunities at career fairs. 

Applications for our Bright Ideas grant program, which has now awarded more than $400,000 to middle school teachers for innovative classroom projects, are now open. Our employees also engage with local organizations, like school boards, civic groups, youth activities and more. We’re proud that our employees have the opportunity to take such active roles in our community. 

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