Sharon UMC is partnered with Griggs Elementary School in Poplar Branch and Jarvisburg Elementary in Jarvisburg. Sharon has truly been engaged in the lives of children by providing books for the “Give Five – Read Five” summer reading program, as well as funding Each One Read One Reading programs during the school year. They have provided school supplies as well as basic needs items for children throughout the school year. Many of the good folks at Sharon volunteer as proctors for end of grade testing, volunteers as readers and mentors and, during a time when we see more teacher assistant positions being defunded, they act as volunteer teacher aids. They are a visible presence in the school, eating with children and assisting the children and staff in creative relationships, and through pragmatic daily support. Sharon is transforming the world around them!