Emily Givens - Jumpstart: Mentoring for Success

Jumpstart: Mentoring for Success – Jumpstart: Mentoring for Success

Date grant awarded: December 4, 2018

Jumpstart: Mentoring for Success is a program in Leesburg, FL that operates to provide individual academic support for struggling students in their community. The students register for the year to work once a week with the team to bridge math and reading gaps and keep their grades at passing levels. The program initially started because of a cry of help from the local middle school principal. There were students failing classes left and right because of a lack of knowledgeable attention, and families did not know how to get ahead.

The program has now grown to include tutoring, life skills help, mentoring, community service, a snack and dinner, and character building game time for some team building and exercise.