JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – On Friday, Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba and Jackson Public Schools
Superintendent, Dr. Errick Greene announced a generous donation of $1,500 distance learning kits
given to the city by Sesame Street. The learning kits were given in an effort to support the City
and JPS with engaging families in continuous learning opportunities, especially those without
regular access to online resources.
“The City is overjoyed to have a relationship with Sesame Street which has been working for
generations to educate young people and to fill the educational gap through creative learning
processes. And so, Sesame Street, true to its history, has stepped in in the same regard here in the
City of Jackson and we are abundantly blessed to have them alongside us,” said Mayor
The City of Jackson initially reached out to Sesame Street in April after learning about their
teaching resources designed to help parents and young children manage through COVID-19.
“We are very excited to receive this generous donation from Sesame Street and we anticipate that we will have deeper engagement with them in the future,” said Chief Administrative Officer,
Dr. Robert Blaine. He also explained that the learning kits will help to enhance the City’s Ready
to Learn Universal Pre-K program.
The Sesame Street learning kits are available for daycare providers, teachers, and parents and
children to help them learn and do together – and is part of Sesame Street in Communities’
broader effort to provide valuable resources to children, parents, and caregivers.