Jack Elementary is the closest elementary school to our campus, and we don’t believe that’s an accident! While Jack enjoys some advantages because of its location in south Tyler, they also face unique challenges as they bring together children from widely varying backgrounds. Forty percent of their student population is considered at-risk. While that is relatively low compared to other Tyler school, it still means that two out of every five students faces significant barriers to their education and development on a daily basis. In conversation with Jack’s parents and faculty, we discerned that the best place for us to begin ministering to their community is to mentor children in one-on-one or small group settings. Each week, over 30 Dayspring members meet with students to share lunch, discuss their struggles and help celebrate their achievements. We look forward to the opportunities we will have in the future to love our neighbors at Jack!
Other opportunities include: Our annual opening of car doors for the drop off line during the first week of school and movie at Jack where we show a recent family movie with snacks.