Mentor A Child
semester of mentoring
1 in 3 children enters America’s schools without the skills needed to succeed. This problem is all the more prevalent in low-income communities. By the time they are in first grade, children in low-income families have gained 5,000 word vocabularies. In contrast, children from more affluent families enter school with vocabularies of 20,000 words. At Jumpstart, we believe that addressing this disparity early, and with quality intervention, will have a lasting positive effect.
Your gift will provide one full semester of one-to-one mentoring by a trained Jumpstart Corps member and an at-risk preschool child. For over a decade we’ve been bringing at-risk preschool children and caring adults together. Jumpstart fosters relationships that focus on building literacy, in combination with social and emotional readiness. A one-to-one setting ensures that education becomes the completely transformational experience it was meant to be. Learning ceases to be intimidating. Trust is built. New experiences are unlocked. This is the magic of Jumpstart.