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Hundreds of children jump, play at San Francisco State University on April 8



Christina Holmes
SFSU Office of Public Affairs
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Press Release published by the Office of Public Affairs

Youngsters, community members, students on campus to celebrate Jumpstart-for-a-Day

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: Excellent action shots involving students

Jumpstart, a national service organization that builds preschool children’s language and social skills, celebrates the annual Jumpstart-for-a-Day with activities for San Francisco State University students, corporate volunteers and city leaders. Participants will make sun-catchers, musical instruments, books and puppets and also play drums and paint their faces as part of the celebration that coincides with the City of San Francisco’s Week of the Young Child Festivities.

More than 500 children and their families, SFSU students and volunteers

9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 8

Seven Hills Conference Center, San Francisco State University, near the corner of Lake Merced and Font boulevards

The Jumpstart program at San Francisco State University recruits, trains and pairs SFSU students with preschool children struggling in early learning programs. SFSU became Jumpstart's first University affiliate in 1997 and today more than 50 college students are working to build the literacy and learning skills of three-to-five-year-olds in five neighborhoods in San Francisco: Bayview-Hunter's Point, the Mission, the Marina, the Richmond District and the South of Market area. Jumpstart students work with children and their families to ready the youngsters for school.




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