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Jumpstart is working toward the day every child in America enter's school prepared to succeed.
Jumpstart Corps members have the unique opportunity to inspire young children to learn, serve in a local community, work on a team, and build professional skills. All Corps members receive professional-caliber training to help them implement Jumpstart’s outcome-based program, promote children’s school success, and build family involvement.
Corps members complete 200/300 hours of service during the school year. This intensive commitment will make a substantial impact in the life of a young child. During the school year, Corps members participate in the following activities:
Serve part-time, 8-12 hours per week, during the school year, including:
Jumpstart sessions with team and small groups of children, 4 hours per week (two sesssions per week for two hours each)
Team planning meetings and session preparation, which includes planning, reflection, and/or training, 2-3 hours per week
1-5 hours each week in a preschool classroom during the regular school day (the number of hours in the classroom is determined on the total hours commitment for the year)
1 hour of individual planning and preparation for Jumpstart sessions
Communicate with children’s family
Participate in intensive pre-service and on-going trainings
Attend periodic service days, often held on weekends