Molina Healthcare sponsors Family Literacy Program with $5K gift to Children’s Museum
Representatives from Molina Healthcare of Mississippi recently presented the Mississippi Children’s Museum with a $5,000 contribution to sponsor one of the museum’s most successful and longest running programs, “Planting the Seeds to Read.”
Improving childhood literacy has always been one of the cornerstones of MCM’s educational mission and is the goal behind “Planting the Seeds to Read” — one of the museum’s family literacy programs.
Each week, for seven weeks, children participate in hands-on literacy activities with museum staff while parents participate in workshops focused on ways in which they can help their children succeed in school and save for college.
“We are happy to strengthen our partnership with the Mississippi Children’s Museum and excited to support their educational programs and development workshops,” said Michele Jones, Community Engagement Manager for Molina Healthcare of Mississippi. “We share in their mission of helping our local youth grow into healthy and engaged adults.”
Along with Molina Healthcare of Mississippi, MCM’s “Planting the Seeds to Read” program is also sponsored by the Community Foundation for Mississippi.
The next “Planting the Seeds to Read” program will be held in the fall of 2019.
During “Planting the Seeds to Read” families are served a healthy dinner, take part in a small group storytelling session, and children participate in a hands-on literacy activity with museum staff. As part of the program, parents also learn about how to help their children be successful in school, how to save for college, and resources available to them in their district and the Jackson area.