The University of Arkansas-Fort Smith will be the first in Arkansas to host the Jumpstart program. According to Talk Business & Politics:

“UAFS will support nearly 40 students who volunteer with the AmeriCorps Jumpstart program with the help of a $103,414 grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS)’s AmeriCorps program. UAFS will be the first university in the state to offer Jumpstart, a national program that has trained more than 50,000 college students and community volunteers to transform the lives of over 123,000 preschool children since 1993, a media release from the university said.”

Read more about the early childhood learning program on Talk Business & Politics.