The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Jumpstart is working toward the day that every child in America enters school prepared to succeed.
The Problem: Each year, one third of America’s children arrive at their first day of school without the skills necessary to succeed at grade level. When children begin behind their peers catching up is difficult and unlikely. Children who miss out on key cognitive, social and emotional experiences are more likely to repeat grades, drop out of school, and engage in criminal activity.
What Jumpstart Readers Do : Jumpstart Readers volunteer for 1-2 hours a week in local preschools serving children from disadvantaged families to promote literacy and prepare children for kindergarten.
This is a small time commitment, but will make a large difference in the lives of the most vulnerable and valuable members of our community!