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 February 28, 2023
  • Have an IEP or 504 AND are RSA Pre-ETS eligible by March 11, 2023
  • An RSA counselor or school-based staff submits a JumpStart referral by March 11, 2023
  • Enrolled in high school through the end of the current school year
    benefit from & interested in MBSYEP preparation & support
  • On the IEP certificate track