GARY | Jumpstart’s premiere national campaign, "Read for the Record," presented in partnership with the Pearson Foundation, is one time of the year when millions of individuals come together to celebrate literacy and support Jumpstart in its efforts to promote early childhood education.
Last month, people across the U.S. united to read the children’s book "Otis" by Loren Long, in support of Jumpstart’s mission, which is to work toward the day every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed. Jumpstart is an educational media franchise for children, consisting mostly of educational games, produced by Knowledge Adventure.
Sandy Kauffman, president of Geminus Corporation, joined Jumpstart program's effort to read to children, the same book, on the same day, for this "literacy in action" event.
Kauffman read to children enrolled in the afternoon session at Geminus Head Start on the St. Mark Church campus in Gary.
Jumpstart experienced a record number of readers this year, 2,462,860, which is the biggest campaign ever.