JMC School System kicks off “Jackson Reads Millions” event

JACKSON, Tenn.-The Jackson-Madison County School System hosted a kick-off celebration to launch their “Jackson Reads Millions” campaign, Saturday.

The initiative was created to encourage students and their families to start reading more each day. The event took place at the Jackson-Madison County Library.

Stations were set up throughout the library for children to do some reading as well as play games and create drawings.
Organizers said they hope this celebration will push parents and kids to start the process of reading even more.

“Reading is really the key to mastering all of the other content in the world. So we believe this is opening doors this morning to a lot of children and a lot of families,” said Dr. Verna Ruffin, superintendent of Jackson-Madison County Schools.

Officials said the goal is for every student and staff member to read at least a million words this school year.

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