University of Washington: Jumpstart volunteer highlights impact of program

May 22, 2012: University of Washington Undergraduate work in the community on display at annual Spring Celebration

Ariana Westbrook, a senior in early childhood and family studies, has served with the Jumpstart Program (which connects teams of UW undergraduates with low-income, Head Start preschool children to help children prepare for school success) for three years. “Jumpstart has inspired me to teach and to address social justice issues within educational policy. I believe that many of the discrepancies evident in the system today are due to embedded injustices that must be combated in order for all children to reach their full potential.”

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