Jumpstart DC at American University
Jumpstart's mission is to work toward the day every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed. To this end, Jumpstart trains and supports caring adults to serve as part-time Corps members, working with young children to build skills crucial to school success. Jumpstart focuses on three program areas: buildingSchool Successfor young children by fostering their early language, literacy, social, initiative skills; encouraging strongFamily Involvementto help families support children's learning; and training college students to beFuture Teachersand leaders in early childhood education. Jumpstart serves young children in more than 60 communities nationwide.