EPIC Mississippi stands for Empowering Parents, Igniting Conversation. It is a free text message program for parents and guardians providing tips across ten categories. The categories center around literacy and include early childhood, elementary, 3rd grade, vocabulary, parenting tips, social emotional health, tips in Spanish, daily conversation starters, and self-care tips for teachers. The tips are sent out 2-5 days a week depending on the category. The goal of EPIC Mississippi is to increase oral language development, empower parents to feel confident engaging in literacy at home, and provide parents with resources and helpful information.