* TALKS Mentoring Will Resume Fall 2019 *

ELL Tutoring

The Mission: to improve literacy so English Language Learners can pass their tests at the end of the year.  
2017 Results: These students were 4th and 5th graders, who struggled with reading, due in part to difficulty with the English language. We tutored 18 ELL students within Pecan Park Elementary School.  With the help of our volunteer tutors, all of our ELL students passed their tests!  Also, our efforts helped Pecan Park increase its grade within the Jackson Public School district.  The school was rated a “D” school and is now a “B” school!  We are looking forward to building on our relationship with Pecan Park and to continuing our work with these students.


(Transferring A Little Knowledge Systematically)
A mentoring program that connects adults (college students and professionals) with elementary students to love & empower them at this early stage of development. 



  • 1 hour a week mentoring with a group of 3 students at Pecan Park Elementary

  • Curriculum-based program focused on character development

  • Open to 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders at Pecan Park

  • Times slots available: 8am, 10am, 1pm

  • 1 School-Year Commitment

  • All new and returning mentors must complete an updated application

  • All new mentors must complete a short training meeting with Program Director, Ashley Chisholm

Questions to Ashley Chisholm: Ashley@cgcchurch.org