A SchoolTalk JumpStart participant inventories program tablets as part of their summer work experience.

SchoolTalk’s JumpStart is a summer youth employment program for D.C. youth designed to provide individualized supports and skill-building opportunities to successfully complete and learn from their Marion S. Barry Summer Youth Employment Program (MBSYEP) worksite placement experience

Read our JumpStart FAQs for Youth and Families!

Logo - JumpStartJumpStart Program Eligibility

  • Completed MBSYEP application by March 6th, 2024
  • Have an IEP or 504 AND are RSA Pre-ETS eligible by March 23, 2024
  • An RSA counselor or school-based staff submits a JumpStart referral by March 23, 2024
  • Enrolled in high school through the end of the current school year
  • benefit from & interested in MBSYEP preparation & support
  • On the IEP certificate track

Upcoming Information Sessions

Learn more about JumpStart from SchoolTalk staff. Meet with your school’s RSA counselor to see how you can become eligible for RSA Pre-ETS. Submit your MBSYEP certification documents to DOES staff. Information sessions are in person at the DC Department on Disability Services at 250 E Street SW. Light refreshments provided. Bring your MBSYEP certification documents.

  • February 6, 2024 – 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • February 21, 2024 – 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Information Session Registration