Early Literacy Projects

Early Literacy volunteers work primarily with elementary school students, exposing them to language and print resources to help students read at grade level. Along with our community partners, we also provide support to teachers. This support ranges from tutoring students to awarding grants for classroom needs. Projects include:

Arts in Motion (A.I.M)

A weeklong summer camp focused on physical activity, crafts, drama and music at Mission First, Inc.

BGCCM Poetry Café Makeover Project

JLJ volunteers will design and carry out a makeover of the Jr. Academy Room of the Capitol Unit of the Boys and Girls Club of Central Mississippi (BGCCM) by transforming it into a Poetry Cafe.

Camp Connections

Volunteers provide support to our community partners by lending a hands on throughout summer camps.

Helping Hands

Volunteers provide countless hours of support to our community partners by lending their hands on all community projects and events throughout the year.

JPS Summer Camp

Rising 3rd and 4th grade students work on skills to prepare for the Mississippi Curriculum Tests, as well as art, drama and physical education in this weeklong summer camp.

The Language of Art

A weeklong summer camp covering phonological awareness and vocabulary development through art projects, rhyming games, shared book experiences and conversation.

Our Reading Family

JLJ volunteers assist the Community Engagement arm of the Institute of Southern Jewish Life (ISJL) with two, six-week programs that target children and families to promote literacy.

Read More with My Buddy

Volunteers hold one-on-one reading sessions with 2nd and 3rd grade students at Oak Forest Elementary School to build fluency and comprehension skills throughout the school year.