Jumpstart is an early childhood education organization working toward the day every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed. We provide language, literacy, and social-emotional programming for preschool children from under-resourced communities and promote quality early learning for all children. Since 1993, the national Jumpstart network has trained college students to transform the lives of preschool children across the country. For more information, visit the Jumpstart national website at www.jstart.org.
Jumpstart at The W
Jumpstart’s site at The W is housed in the School of Education. Jumpstart Corps Members are trained by the Site Manager to volunteer on campus and local preschools in the community. Corps Members work in teams with other MUW students to engage with preschool children through many activities such as reading, singing, and playing games. Jumpstart Corps members are available to MUW students of all majors. Jumpstart is a Federal Work-Study opportunity, but students are not required to have work-study to be Corps Members. Additionally, Corps Members who complete the program are eligible to earn a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of approximately $1,300.