JSU’s Washington Addition Early Childhood Education Project gets a Target grant


WashingtonAdditionProject(JACKSON, Miss.) – Target recently presented a $2,000 check to the Washington Addition Early Childhood Education Project (WAPECEP) for its Raising Readers Book Club.

The six-week initiative will promote literacy to parents and their children through interesting stories about history and culture. Once a week, community leaders will read the stories to participating children, and through those stories, encourage positive character traits, said Thomas Williams, WAPECEP project coordinator.

The Washington Addition Early Childhood Education Project is funded by the Robert M. Hearin Support Foundation and provides a comprehensive approach to early intervention for children and families. It involves a multi-disciplinary approach to address the various domains of human development.

– JSU –

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Jackson State University, founded in 1877, is a historically black, high research activity university located in Jackson, the capital city of the state of Mississippi. Jackson State’s nurturing academic environment challenges individuals to change lives through teaching, research and service. Officially designated as Mississippi’s Urban University, Jackson State continues to enhance the state, nation and world through comprehensive economic development, health-care, technological and educational initiatives. The only public university in the Jackson metropolitan area, Jackson State is located near downtown, with three satellite campuses throughout the city. For more information, visit www.jsums.edu.

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4 thoughts on “JSU’s Washington Addition Early Childhood Education Project gets a Target grant

  1. JSU’s Washington Addition Early Childhood Education Project is a magnificent idea! I am a Jackson State University graduate scheduled to receive my master’s Spring 2013 who was raised in the Washington Addition. Paving the way for greater enrichment for the children of today’s Washington Addition warms my heart to many heights. Reaching out to the Washington Addition will surely be a blessing to those families as well as my dear old college home! Thumbs up to this project!

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