Save the Date!

The 2012 Literacy Olympics is almost here… mark your calendar for May 17 and purchase your tickets now!

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2,184,155

Thank you to everyone who came to the Literacy Olympics and  other Young Professionals Board-Boston events! Your support helped Jumpstart surpass its goal and once again break the world record.

People in big cities, small towns, and everywhere in between participated in Jumpstart’s Read for the Record on October 6, 2011.  2,184,155 children around the world joined in reading Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney! From grassroots events in small towns, to major events in Jumpstart’s regions, to reading with Jumpstart’s Read for the Record Ambassador Bridget Moynahan on NBC’s TODAY Show, Jumpstart’s sixth annual Read for the Record was a huge record breaking success!

What’s this year’s Read for the Record book selection?

…Attend tonight’s kick-off event at the Literacy Olympics to find out!

Great new prizes from McCormick & Schmicks, The Four Seasons hotel, Washington Square Tavern, and much more.

Raffle tickets are $5 each, or 5 for $20. An incredible bargain for packages that are worth over $100!

Only two more days to go!

With only two days before the first Literacy Olympics, preparations are in overdrive. We’re very excited! Exhilarated! Thrilled! Riveted!

And an extra thank you to the businesses who have donated raffle items, to captains who have been busy pulling together trivia teams, and to all those who submitted their favorite spelling stumpers. Your support is invaluable.

See you Wednesday night!

Reserve a spot in the spelling bee ahead of time

Want to make sure you’re guaranteed a space in the spelling bee? Donate online ahead of time (choosing the $25 spelling bee option), and we’ll reserve a space for you.

Interested in Joining?

There will be a meet-and-greet with current members of the Young Professionals Board this Wednesday (April 27) evening. Email JoinJumpstartYPBBoston@gmail.com to learn details. We would love to meet you and tell you more about what we do. New members are being recruited to begin in June.

Details are arriving

  • We’ve now posted a schedule. Interested in the team trivia? That kicks off at 7:15 p.m. Want to showcase your keen spelling skills? The spelling bee starts at 8:30 p.m.
  • Suggested donation for the event is $20. A mere $5 extra gains you entry into the spelling bee.
  • The grand prize raffle drawing will be at 10:00 p.m.
  • My Scrabble board is short a tile!