The Evidence is Clear: Jumpstart Works!
The children we serve outperform comparison children, gaining greater language and literacy skills over the program year. For more than two decades, we’ve continuously measured and improved our impact on children’s kindergarten readiness, our Corps members, and the field of early education. Our innovative techniques, partnerships, evaluation models, and vast national network of resources and team members across the country all contribute to this success.
Results from a recent study found that Jumpstart children make 1.5x greater gains in important literacy skills, as compared to those who don’t receive the Jumpstart program.
Percent of children that made language and literacy gains.
Percent of Jumpstart children who displayed average, above average, superior, or very superior scores at the end of the year.
In low-income neighborhoods, children start kindergarten
their peers from more affluent communities.
When children start behind they tend to stay behind; a child not reading at grade level by the end of 3rd grade is
4x MORE LIKELY
to drop out of high school.