“So I didn’t know a lot of stuff about it, there are things I wouldn’t have seen.”
Jacy Gray is spending her summer interning at Kelloggs.
The Texas native didn’t know much about Jackson before she got here but the past four weeks have changed that.
She and thirty two other area interns and young adults have been part of a chamber program called Experience Jackson TN.
“The goal of the program is to introduce young people from different places throughout the country to jackson and show them what jackson has to offer."
During the six week program, the participants have been shown different parts of the city, from a preview of an upcoming show at the ned to a tour of different restaurants in the area.
They also network with local ambassadors, like Matt Altobell of the Jackson Downtown Corporation, to get a sense of what locals do her in Jackson
“All the neat stuff is kind of tucked away and so you might not find it so a program like this that can connect people to all those things is super, super cool.”
This is the second year the chamber has done the program and it’s part of an effort to keep more young talent in the area.
“We really want young people to stay in Jackson, there is a lot that jackson has to offer. We want them to know that and stay in Jackson instead of moving somewhere else."
Experience Jackson TN wraps up at the end of July but the chamber says they plan on having the program again next year.