Did you know that children from underserved communities enter kindergarten % behind their more affluent peers? Jumpstart is working to change that! Jumpstart provides the critical literacy, language and social-emotional skills that children need for school success.
Each year, Jumpstart’s Read for the Record campaign brings together millions of readers to read the same book on the same day. Read for the Record launched 14 years ago with the mission to build awareness of the critical importance of early literacy and deliver books into the hands of children that need them most. This year, on November 7, 2019, we’ll be reading Thank You, Omu! by award-winning author-illustrator Oge Mora.
I’m asking for your support for this important campaign - your gift of any amount will help Jumpstart distribute a special edition copy of Thank You, Omu! (including activities, vocabulary words, and reading tips) to children in underserved classrooms, as well as support local reading events in their community.
Thank you for supporting early literacy for young children!
(and don't forget to pledge to read with your loved ones at https://www.jstart.org/signup/)