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The Jumpstart program is working toward the day when every child in America will enter kindergarten prepared to succeed. The Pepperdine Volunteer Center houses one of the largest Jumpstart Corps in the nation, composed of nearly one hundred students each year.

Participants of the program serve early childhood learning centers, developing relationships with preschool children, their family members, and teachers. Students are placed on a Jumpstart team and commit to serve three hundred hours over the course of an academic year. Together, these students implement curriculum, plan family involvement events, and serve at the learning centers. Participants earn their full work-study award and receive an additional education award from AmeriCorps.

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Get Involved

Students who want to make a difference in children's lives can apply to Jumpstart. The only requirements are a schedule that accommodates a Jumpstart session schedule, Federal or Pepperdine Work Study, and a year commitment to service.

If you think this may describe you, apply here.  

We are currently accepting applications for the 2020–2021 academic year.