Jump Start Donations

Foundation’s ‘Sponsor a Student’ for Jump Start Program Seeks Donations
Posted on 05/31/2022
This is the image for the news article titled Foundation’s ‘Sponsor a Student’ for Jump Start Program Seeks Donations

The Carson City Schools Foundation (CCSF), in support of the Carson City School District, is asking community donors to help ‘Sponsor a Student’ for the Jump Start College program. From now through July 31, 2022, the foundation is looking for community sponsorships to help pay for student’s cost of textbooks and materials for the up-coming school year.

The Jump Start College program is a dual-enrollment opportunity for high school students to experience college courses and earn college credit through Western Nevada College (WNC). Jump Start College participants are able to complete up to 60 college credits, often earning them an associate’s degree while earning their high school diploma simultaneously. Jump Start students may save nearly two years’ worth of time and money in college tuition.

Last year, the fundraising campaign raised nearly $17,000 for students, exceeding their initial goal of $12,500. This year, many additional students wish to use the valuable program. The approximate cost for Jump Start College materials for 150 students is expected to be $24,000 or $160 per student.

If the foundation is successful in exceeding their fundraising goal, all additional funds will be applied to future Jump Start costs or mini grant scholarships.

“The Jump Start program is a tremendous value to our students, their families and our local workforce,” Steven Reynolds, chairperson of the CCSF Board, said. “We have a very generous community here in Carson City, and there are many businesses and community partners that will be excited to help these students forge ahead. We just have to get the word out to everyone that they need our support.”

The grant funding for the joint program with WNC ended 2021. Last year, the Carson City School District continued to support the program through the Distributive Student Account (DSA) as part of its commitment to College and Career Ready curriculum, but the support did not include the cost of books and materials. The district plans to do the same again this year.

For its efforts last year, the foundation received thank you cards from many students with kind notes and several origami-folded swans.

“Thank you! I appreciated this because it means so much for me and my education,” read a thank you card last year from Nora Nunez, a Jump Start student from Pioneer High School. “This gives me the opportunity to be successful and opens more doors for me.”

To make a contribution to help ‘Sponsor a Student’ for the Jump Start College program, please click here. For more information about the Carson City School’s Foundation, visit ccschoolsfoundation.org.

CCSF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting community involvement and investment in the public schools of Carson City. This project is one of the many results of the “Empower Carson City 2022″ Strategic Plan – a five-year strategic plan for extraordinary schools built by the community of Carson City.

CCSF was created to increase student achievement through philanthropic investment and involvement. Established by the Carson City School District’s Board of Trustees, the foundation promotes education programs that traditional funding sources may not be able to reach.

For more information about the CCSF, please visit ccschoolsfoundation.org. To make a contribution with your credit card, click here, or you may also donate by sending a check to the Carson City Schools Foundation at P.O. Box 92, Carson City, Nevada 89702. To view an informational video, please click here.