- Area(s) of Focus: Community Health & Civic Life, Economy, Education
- Key Indicator(s): Volunteerism (% of adults ages 18 and older who did volunteer work any time in the previous year), Poverty (% of population below poverty line), Preschool (% ages 3 and 4 in school)
- State(s): California, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas
At Jumpstart, they know that every child is born with the potential to succeed in school and in life. They also know that the foundation for that success is established in the early years, before a child enters kindergarten. To cultivate a childâ€™s social, emotional and intellectual readiness, Jumpstart brings college students and community volunteers together with preschool children for year long, individualized tutoring and mentoring.