In low-income neighborhoods, children start kindergarten 60 percent behind their peers from affluent communities, leaving them woefully unprepared when it’s time to start school. When children start school behind, they are more likely to stay behind for the rest of their lives, and this gap only widens over time. In 2011 alone, Jumpstart’s Read for the Record impacted 2.2 million individuals, raising awareness of the early education crisis and Jumpstart’s mission.
This year, the book we are reading is Ladybug and the Bug Squad by David Soman and Jacky Davis.
It is my hope that you will pledge to participate in Read for the Record on October 4th, help raise awareness and break the 2.2 million record set last year!