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Jumpstart Program at Le Moyne Coordinates 18th Annual Make a Difference Day

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (For Immediate Release) … The Jumpstart program at Le Moyne College will be helping to coordinate the eighteenth National Make a Difference Day in Syracuse on October 25. Eighty Jumpstart Corps Members, Le Moyne College students, faculty, and community members will be participating in a national day of service at sites throughout the greater Syracuse area.


Volunteers will be lending a hand in many ways throughout Syracuse such as the American Red Cross, Syracuse Peace Council, the Rescue Mission, Corcoran High School and Beaver Lake Nature Center. Some volunteers will be helping implement the S.A.F.E. (Safety Awareness for Everyone) event at the Red Cross, doing yard work, serving dinner at the Rescue Mission on Gifford Street, working on a nature trail, assisting in the East Syracuse Rescue Mission Store, sorting clothes at the Rescue Mission Liverpool Warehouse, and replacing candles for an event at the Beaver Lake Nature Center. In addition to Jumpstart Syracuse, participating volunteers will be coming from various Le Moyne campus groups such as Projects in the Community, Student Environmental Coalition, El Progreso, P.O.W.E.R., Campus Ministry, and Dablon Hall.


Jumpstart is a national non-profit organization working toward the day every child in America enters school prepared to succeed. Since March 2000, Jumpstart Syracuse at Le Moyne College has been bringing preschool children and caring college students together in year-long one-to-one mentoring relationships to build vital literacy, social and emotional skills children need to thrive. To date, over 250 Le Moyne College students have participated in the program, serving more than 90,000 community service hours.



posted on: 10/16/2008