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Entergy Nuclear adopts Mississippi school to power life for future generations
Entergy team members take pride in the work we do to power the lives of our customers, employees, communities and owners. For more than a century, we have provided safe, affordable and reliable energy that has helped millions live, learn and grow.
Entergy Nuclear empowers communities by providing grants and developing partnerships while seeking how to offer science, technology, engineering and math in the classrooms. For over 30 years, Entergy Nuclear headquarters, nestled in Jackson, Mississippi, has supported Jackson Public Schools' Partners in Education program. On May 11, Entergy Nuclear headquarters team members announced its new adopt-a-school partner, North Jackson Elementary School and presented a $10,000 grant to the school.
"We are looking forward to collaborating with the staff and students at North Jackson Elementary," said Chief Nuclear Officer Chris Bakken. "It's an excellent opportunity to strengthen and support the school's programs and curriculum and give back through on-site support, mentorship, grants and other support. I know our team members are enthusiastic about fostering a sense of personal involvement and interactions with the students and faculty."
North Jackson Elementary is the largest elementary school in the North Jackson area. This partnership provides the opportunity for a robust number of volunteers to assist with various initiatives. Activities may include a back-to-school supply drive, reading, science and cultural fairs judging, an annual math challenge, tutoring, beautification days, and more.
North Jackson Principal Jocelyn Smith expressed her gratitude for Entergy Nuclear's support. "North Jackson is extremely grateful for the generous donation from Entergy; we are so excited about the partnership. This donation will help us continue implementing programs that will help lead our scholars to success."
Among the nuclear headquarters team members volunteering their time to work with the school are the local nuclear chapters of Women in Nuclear, the North American Young Generation in Nuclear, the Entergy Spouses and Partners Connection Group and the Diversity, Inclusion and Belong team.
"Giving back to the community is an important part of our strategy for creating long-term value in our service areas," explained Rosalyn Howard, Entergy manager, diversity and workforce strategy. "By partnering with North Jackson Elementary, we can demonstrate our commitment to education by engaging with students to mentor and motivate them to learn."