For Immediate Release
JUMPSTART AND HOWARD UNIVERSITY HOST AN INTERACTIVE LEARNING FAIR PREPARING DC YOUNG CHILDREN FOR SCHOOL SUCCESS
(WASHINGTON, DC, March 19, 2014) – To help further prepare DC area children for school success, Jumpstart, a national non-profit education organization, and Howard University have partnered to host the 11th Annual “Jumpstart For A Day” (JFAD); an educational fair for 300 children ages three to five years old attending schools throughout the D.C. area. The event will occur on Friday, April 11, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Burr Gymnasium located on the campus of Howard University.
“JFAD is a prime example of true public-private partnership thorough community service,” said Charles Prince, Jumpstart DC-Howard University site manager, “It is important that we give back in some kind of way and Howard University chooses to do that in a very impactful way.”
As program partner schools of Jumpstart DC-Howard University, the students of HD Cooke Elementary, Bruce-Monroe Elementary, Eagle Academy and CentroNia Charter Schools will be Jumpstart’s guests of honor for the day. A number of city government officials and departments, businesses, non-profit organizations and community volunteers have been invited to help make the day as successful and communal as possible. Jumpstart has over 150 student volunteers which includes a number of Howard University’s service based organizations who will lead various different learning stations.
Jumpstart is a national early education organization working toward the day every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed. Jumpstart delivers a research-based and cost-effective program by training college students and community volunteers to serve preschool-age children in low-income neighborhoods. Through a proven curriculum, these children develop the language and literacy skills they need to be ready for kindergarten, setting them on a path for lifelong success. Jumpstart is also a proud member of the AmeriCorps national service network. Learn more at jstart.org and follow us on Twitter at @Jumpstartkids.