The jumpstart model: The contours of a new force in early literacy

Matthew C. Lambert, Loretta C. Rudd, Hansel Burley

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Jumpstart is a growing literacy program that is now active in 17 states in addition to the District of Columbia. The Jumpstart Model pairs children of low-income families with college mentors in the child's typical learning environment. Despite the prevalence and importance of Jumpstart, little has been written about either the general model of Jumpstart or the positive impacts the program has on both the children and the AmeriCorps members.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)234-247
Number of pages14
JournalEducational Forum
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Early childhood education
  • Emerging literacy
  • Reading

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education


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