Imagine starting a race knowing everyone will get a head start, except for you. Not exactly fair, is it? Jumpstart is a proven solution to a huge issue. Children who start kindergarten behind their peers tend to stay behind and never catch up.
Jumpstart is a national early education organization working toward the day every child in America enters school prepared to succeed. Jumpstart delivers a research-based and cost-effective program by training college students and community volunteers, called Corps members, to work with pre-school aged children in low-income neighborhoods. Through a proven curriculum, these children develop the language and literacy skills they need to be ready for school, setting them on a path for lifelong success. This year, in Massachusetts alone, over 800 Jumpstart Corps members will give over 190,000 hours of service to 2,100 children, building the vital language and literacy skills children need to thrive academically. To learn more, visit https://www.jstart.org/