Soon-to-Be 7th Graders Get JumpStart on English
JumpStart, a Peace Corps Costa Rica and CRUSA program, invites soon-to-be 7th graders to a month-long English camp during their January vacation. Jeremy, a Teaching English as a Foreign Language Volunteer in his last year of service, and Kenny, a Youth Development Volunteer who lives nearby, compiled a video to capture the four weeks of learning.
In 2017, Peace Corps Costa Rica completed 14 JumpStart camps around the country.
-239 Costa Rican students participated - an average of 17 per camp.
-226 Costa Rican students successfully graduated from JumpStart camps, or around 95% of participants.
-56% of student graduates improved by 2 or more levels on their post-camp oral exams compared to their starting scores.
-100% of PCVs and co-teachers reported being "satisfied" or "very satisfied" with their JumpStart experience.
So see what a JumpStart camp looks like, check out the video below.
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