Our People

You are here

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.

A foundation for the future.

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.