Make an Impact this Spring in Your Community!


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When

Mon Feb 26, 2018 03:15 AM - Wed May 23, 2018 06:00 AM

Where

1101 14th Street NWSuite 1001Washington, DC 20005
Make an Impact this Spring in Your Community!

About

By the age of 3, children born into low-income families hear roughly 30 million fewer words than their more affluent peers. That’s where Jumpstart comes in. Jumpstart for Young Children needs volunteers to provide reading and tutoring support to Pre-Kindergarten students in an elementary school in Ward 5 of Washington DC to work towards closing the kindergarten readiness gap. You will work in small groups with students using Jumpstart activities that are designed to focus specifically on building the key skills that research shows are critical in supporting children’s language, literacy, and social-emotional development. We are looking for reliable volunteers to work with students for at least 2-3 hours a week from Monday to Thursday in the after-school space.Group sizes will typically range from 3-6 students.

No teaching experience required. You must be a current high school senior or older, pass a background check, and commit to at least 2-3 hours per week and attend 1 day of training before starting.


TIME OF DAY

In an Afterschool program

TIME COMMITMENT

2-3hours per week

HOW TO APPLY

To apply contact Vida Awasom, Community and Partnerships Manager at vida.awasom@jstart.org to receive an application. You can also reach out by phone at 202.223.7050 ex:450 for more information. Please note that background checks will be required for all volunteers.

Skills

  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Relationship Building
  • Reading / Writing
  • General Education

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-3 hours a week
  • Background check and 1 day of training

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