INTRODUCING JUMP START 2021!
Jump Start 2021 will be offered as virtual and in-person this year. Students are able to apply for both platforms if they desire. Jump Start is a summer program that the Division of Services for the Blind and Arkansas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired collaboratively sponsor. The program is designed for blind and low vision students ages 16 through 21.
We plan to have a virtual session (June 14th-June 17th) and two one week in-person sessions (June 21st-June 25th and June 28th-July 2nd). The in-person sessions are for high school students only and the virtual sessions are open for high school and college students. All students for both platforms will need to be between the ages of 16 through 21. Each in-person session week will consist of 8 different students per week. High school students may apply to attend both the in-person and virtual platforms if interested but will only be eligible for one week of the in-person session.
Please find attached to this email the 2021 Jump Start letter and flyer (virtual registration link is on the flyer and below) and the in-person fillable and printable paper application. Fillable and printable formats are provided for the in-person application, so that you can choose whichever format is more accessible for you to use. Please be sure to print and sign the in-person application and provide the supporting documents listed on the application. Please return the in-person applications back to the email or mailing address listed on the last page of the application. The applications are due May 28, 2021.
Please see contact information below for questions regarding the Jump Start program.
Please use the link below to apply for “Virtual” Jump Start and use the attached application to apply for “In-Person” Jump Start. If you would like to register to attend both virtual and in-person, please complete both applications (link and the attached application).
Transition Manager (Statewide)
Division of Services for the Blind
Arkansas Division of Workforce Services
5401 South University
Little Rock, AR 72209
Office:501-682-0329 Cell:501-366-4355 Fax:501-683-1571