What we do:

Low-income children often enter kindergarten 60% behind their peers. Jumpstart matches adults with at-risk preschoolers to implement a language and literacy curriculum to insure all children are prepared to start school ready to achieve success.

Why we’re great:

We're in the business of changing children's lives. As the only intervention program of it's kind, Jumpstart outcomes result in significant academic gains for kids, confirming one key fact: Jumpstart works. We are closing the achievement gap.

Why does your organization deserve community financial support?

Among today's children sit our future presidents, scientists, entrepreneurs, and teachers. But not all children begin the race of life on equal footing. Why should a zip code dictate a child's success? At Jumpstart, we make sure it doesn't.

List of volunteer and in-kind needs

Funds to provide tutoring for children, and at-home libraries of books for kids who have none.

Name of Executive Director


Address of Operations

201G Student Success Center, University of Missouri
Columbia, Missouri 65211


(573) 882-8942

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