Energizing Education Blog

Mentor Shares Joy of Volunteering with EE

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Energizing Education’s goal is to reach as many students as possible to help them achieve grade level milestones by the end of third grade.  In order to do so, we need mentors.  We are so fortunate to have as many mentors as we do, but the need for more never ends as there is a… Read more

Single Mother Seeks Help for Her Family

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Many parents struggle to find time to read with their children at the end of a busy school and work day. They’re tasked with helping with homework, making sure everyone is fed, and of course all the little things in your day that you don’t plan for. With all of this, sometimes the suggested 20… Read more

Energizing is Making a Difference One Child at a Time

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Marcus was a second grade student at Frost who was identified early in the year by his teacher as a struggling reader.  Marcus was enrolled in Energizing Education and paired with a mentor.  Marcus was very reluctant to read at first.  Not every day was easy.  Some days Marcus would sit hunched over a book… Read more

EE Parent Expresses Gratitude for the Program

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Students who are enrolled in Energizing Education are often those students that need just a little extra support. We see many success stories in the making each day at our schools, but it always means even more when those stories come from parents of our students. At one of our recent events I had the… Read more

Student’s Confidence Improves by Time Spent Reading

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Energizing Education operates in seven elementary schools in Jackson County, in four school districts. Mentors from the community come in and read with students twice a week for 30 minute sessions to help them with their reading. The goal of EE is to make sure students are reading at grade level by the end of… Read more