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Jumpstart

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. Join us as we work toward the day every child in America enters school prepared to succeed.  For more information, visit www.jstart.org.

Get Involved

Now is your chance to make a difference in the life of a child!  Students who join Jumpstart will be trained to work with at-risk preschool children for a full year to help prepare them for success in school and in life.

Jumpstart Corps members serve two afternoons per week in a low-income preschool with a team of fellow students.  Each Corps member works with two or three preschoolers in individualized relationships, supporting children in language, literacy, and social skills, to help them prepare for Kindergarten. 

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Contact Us

For more information, please contact Julie Baldiga, Jumpstart Site Manager, at Boston College at Julie.Baldiga@bc.edu.

To apply, please visit www.jstart.org/apply.