|SOUTHEASTERNíS JUMPSTART RECRUITING COLLEGE STUDENTS TO WORK WITH
HAMMOND -- Southeastern
Louisiana Universityís Jumpstart program is recruiting 40 Southeastern
students to work with area three- to five-year-old children on preschool
Through the national non-profit
program, students can earn a $1,000 AmeriCorps education award by working
one-on-one for a minimum of 11 hours per week with preschoolers at Southeastern
and Hammond Head Start programs.
To prepare preschoolers
to succeed in school, Jumpstart Corps members read stories, sing songs
and play games that support young children's school readiness, said coordinator
In addition to the $1,000 education award, Askew said Jumpstart also
has six openings for $1,250 stipends that require 300 hours of service
extending into summer 2006.
Education award are dispersed
at the end of the term of service, but Askew said students who qualify
for federal work-study can also earn up to $6.30 an hour while working
in the program.
College students may apply
online at www.jumpstart.org, or
contact Askew at 985-549-5158 or email@example.com
for additional information.