Description & History

At Jumpstart, we know that every child is born with the potential to succeed in school and in life. We also know that the foundation for that success is established in the early years, before a child enters kindergarten. To cultivate a child’s social, emotional and intellectual readiness, Jumpstart brings college students and community volunteers together with preschool children for year long, individualized tutoring and mentoring. Since 1993, more than 70,000 preschool children across America have benefited from millions of hours of Jumpstart service. This year alone, Jumpstart volunteers are serving more than one million hours with 13,000 preschool children in more than 60 communities across America. Today, Jumpstart is recognized as one of the nation’s leading nonprofit organizations in the field of early childhood education. Support us as we work toward the day every child in America enters school prepared to succeed.

About the organization

Jumpstart

Contact:
Karina Kelly
Executive Director
Rachel McHugh
Special Projects Associate
Organization’s website:
http://www.jstart.org