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About Jumpstart

We believe every child deserves to succeed.

Jumpstart is the only national supplemental program that leverages the power of community and adult-child relationships to build the key language and literacy skills children need to take on the world.

From an early age, children should be exposed to activities that encourage a love of language and learning and a sense of wonder about the world. For far too many children from low-income communities, though, this never happens. And once children from low-income backgrounds start behind, research shows that they’re very likely to stay behind. 

But it doesn’t have to be this way. And that’s where Jumpstart comes in.

Since 1993, Jumpstart has trained 36,000 college students and community volunteers to transform the lives of 76,000 preschool children nationwide. These Corps members help children cultivate a life-long love for language and learning and ultimately provide a foundation for future success. 

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