Workshop: Create Literacy Kits with Jumpstart
12:30pm - 3:00pm EDT March 27, 2015
Create Literacy kits to send home with the preschool children that Jumpstart serves in Lawrence.
In low-income neighborhoods, children start kindergarten 60% behind their peers from affluent communities. When children start kindergarten behind, they are more likely to stay behind for the rest of their lives, and this gap only widens over time. By adulthood, our nation sees an increase in high school drop out rates, unemployment, incarceration, and countless other remediation programs.Jumpstart recognizes that families are children’s first and most important teachers.