Jumpstart YPB Read for the Record Campaign
EVENT DATE: Oct 22, 2015
DEADLINE TO GIVE: Oct 23, 2015
About Jumpstart’s Read for the Record®:
Jumpstart’s Read for the Record® is a global campaign which generates public support for high-quality early learning by mobilizing millions of children and adults to take part in the world's largest shared reading experience. The campaign focuses on closing the “word gap” – a gap that often exists because many children from low-income families hear up to 30 million fewer words than their more affluent peers by the time they enter kindergarten. Read for the Record highlights the importance of building the language and literacy skills which are essential for children to succeed in school and in life. This year, Jumpstart will celebrate the 10th anniversary of Read for the Record on October 22, 2015, with the campaign book, Not Norman: A Goldfish Story by Kelly Bennett.
We hope you would be willing to sponsor this year’s event in support of the YPB.
About the Young Professionals Board:
The Jumpstart Tri-State Young Professionals Board (YPB) is a forum for young people from all sectors to network with one another while utilizing their skills, connections and ideas to work towards a worthy cause. YPB members work directly with the Development team to advance the Jumpstart mission by assisting with local opportunities for fundraising and strengthening organizational visibility.
Jumpstart is a national early education organization working toward the day every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed. Jumpstart provides language, literacy, and social-emotional programming for preschool children from under-resourced communities and promotes quality early learning for all children. By participating in Jumpstart’s year-long program, children develop the language and literacy skills they need to be ready for school, setting them on a path for lifelong success. Since 1993, Jumpstart has trained 40,000 college students and community volunteers to transform the lives of 87,000 preschool children nationwide. In the local area, 1,200 college students from 20 university partners will work with 2,600 preschool children in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania this year.