Describe what this winner does/did:
Aaron founded Jumpstart in 1993 during his senior year at Yale University, inspired from experiences he had at a Summer Camp. Jumpstart is a national organization that recruits and trains achievement-oriented college students to deliver an innovative early learning program via a yearlong mentoring relationship with a three to five-year-old child. Jumpstart provides individual attention to develop a child's language and literacy, social, and initiative skills. Its outcome-based model includes a comprehensive package of training, curriculum, and assessment strategies for both summer and school year programs.
As of 2009, Jumpstart has connected with nearly 15,000 preschoolers, and Jumpstart currently operates in 20 states and the District of Columbia. Jumpstart has created operating partnerships with 74 colleges and universities across the country.
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