About Read On Jackson
The goal of Read On Jackson, formally One Jackson Many Readers, is to prevent summer learning loss and create reading growth. After a five-year focused summer reading initiative, "One Jackson Many Readers" motivated 30,000 readers in the city of Jackson to read 100,000 books. Read On Jackson will continue this goal with the implementation of a new theme and new summer reading titles. Goals have been changed to correlate with the new theme. These goals are:
- Engage 30,000 readers with 100,000 books.
- Carry on the culture of reading across the city of Jackson.
- Provide support to scholars to enhance academic gains and future life successes.
Students are required to read three books–one required title and two books of choice–and complete a summary of each book read during the summer months. The reading requirement makes it crucial for students to have access to summer reading books, receive help from reading tutors, experience high expectations from parents, and receive encouragement from their communities. Jackson Public Schools and its partners invited the entire community to help reach the goal of 30,000 readers and 100,000 books read. Parents and citizens were asked to model reading and encourage their scholars to read. Read On Jackson will continue a successful reading initiative and invite everyone to join this citywide reading movement and continue to Read On.