For over twenty years, we’ve brought schools and communities together to improve public education in our city. Whether you’re a parent, teacher, or community member, we believe everyone has something to offer to better the lives of our Jackson Public Schools children.
It is with excitement that we announce our organization’s new name: Ask For More Jackson.
Ask For More is one of our oldest and most successful programs, empowering educators to support the wellbeing of each child through the student’s entire progression through school. Teachers and principals engage parents, students and community partners in the process, and that sense of shared responsibility radically improves how schools operate. All of our existing programs and relationships remain, and we look to the future to continue to meet the challenges that face the students, families, and educators in our public school district.
Our vision for Jackson’s children is embodied by the philosophy of Ubuntu “I am because we are.” No individual can succeed if someone in the village is left behind. Our village of Jacksonians is beautifully diverse in race, age, gender, opportunity, and ability.
Not every person invested in our mission is a parent; nor should they be. No matter who we are or where we come from, the trajectory of our community’s future runs through our public schools. We can do more. We deserve more. With unity and the children in mind, we will ask for more, and we will expect more, for their sake.
A monthly gathering of JPS teachers, administrators, parents and community members coming together for honest, informative conversations about the future we envision for our children
Informs parents about how school, district, and legislative choices influence how children are educated in the classroom
Engages educators to work to support the wellbeing of each and every student through their entire progression through school
Connects teachers and partner schools with local artists to use art as a learning tool for all subject areas
Provides paid internships for students with opportunities to develop their skills in collaboration, communication, problem solving, and leadership
Brings parents and teachers together to support individual literacy rates among first and second grade students