Jumpstart Literacy Champions and Ambassadors

Jumpstart Literacy Champions and Ambassadors are celebrities and influencers using their voice, time, and platform to support public awareness and advocacy about the importance of early literacy during Jumpstart’s annual Read for the Record campaign. This year’s incredible supporters include:

Nigel Barker

Celebrity Photographer and  Jumpstart National Board Member

Katie Lee Biegel

Cookbook Author, Cohost of Food Network’s The Kitchen, and Host of Cooking Channel’s Beach Bites with Katie Lee

Monique Coleman

Actress, Philanthropist, Entrepreneur, Dancer, and Singer

Sydel Curry-Lee

Digital Content Creator, Mental Health Advocate, and Host of “Because Life” Podcast 

Aneesa Folds

Actress and Musical Artist

Deborra-Lee Furness

Actor and Producer

Noemí González

Actress on Netflix’s Selena

Meena Harris

Author, Lawyer, and CEO of Phenomenal

Hugh Jackman

Academy Award Nominated Actor

Kevin Kwan

International Bestselling Author of “Crazy Rich Asians” 

Jennifer Siebel Newsom

California First Partner

Alex Padilla

United States Senator

Jourdana Phillips

Model and Jumpstart Alumna

Nina West

Drag Queen, Activist, Actor, and Singer-Songwriter

Join our Read for the Record Literacy Champions & Ambassadors in reading Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon by Kat Zhang on October 28, 2021.

Together, we can help all children build the key language and literacy skills they need to take on the world.

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