On March 18th, 2019, Nickelodeon hosted a volunteer event for staff in their animation studios in Burbank, California to benefit Jumpstart. This event was held in conjunction with Nickelodeon’s Nick Helps campaign, which provides resources and services to partnering organizations that are dedicated to improving educational outcomes for children.
“Jumpstart is an instrumental partner on Nickelodeon’s Beyond the Backpack campaign, which addresses kindergarten readiness. We are thrilled that many Nickelodeon employees participated in the event, and stuffed more than 700 supply-filled backpacks for young kids in Jumpstart Los Angeles programs.” — Jean Margaret Smith, SVP of Public Affairs and Administration
These supply-filled backpacks will provide Jumpstart children in Southern California with the resources they need to succeed both inside and outside of the classroom. Thanks to the Beyond the Backpack initiative, we are not only able to reach the children we serve; we are also able to provide parents from underserved communities with tips and activities that are critical to building kindergarten readiness in their own homes.
Jumpstart is truly grateful for this opportunity and values Nickelodeon’s ongoing generosity as a proud partner since 2014.