In low-income neighborhoods, children start kindergarten 60% behind their peers from more affluent communities.
Because of Jumpstart, 91% of children made language and literacy gains as measured by a teacher observation tool.
97% of Corps Members are Satisfied with their involvement in Jumpstart
Jumpstart Corps members lead exciting and highly engaging sessions designed to help preschool students develop their language and literacy skills. This experience can be transformative not only for the preschool student but also the Corps member as well.
Julius Cave, Program Director
Consecutive years that research awards have exceeded $100 million.
Results from a recent comparison study found that Jumpstart children make 1.5x greater gains in important literacy skills, as compared to those who don’t receive the Jumpstart program.
Are you interested in helping local preschool students build essential skills that they’ll need in Kindergarten and beyond? If so Join Jumpstart. We are currently looking for college students that want to serve local preschool students and their families.
Apply Here: jstart.org/apply
In addition to the opportunity to make a difference, we provide other benefits.
- Earn Federal Work Study
- Opportunity to receive a $1300 AmeriCorps education award
- Receive high quality training
- Gain Significant Leadership & Teamwork Experience
How do I learn more about Jumpstart?
Visit our national website at www.jstart.org or Contact Julius Cave the Georgia State University Program Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404 413-8431