College students at U-W Eau Claire have been helping pre-school and headstart kids learn....and they're getting recognized by the state, to the sound of a grant adding up to $100,000.
Throughout the year college kids meet with pre-school and headstart kids, twice a week, in low-income neighborhoods.
The program is called the "Jumpstart Program", and it trains and supervises students at the college to work with early childhood programs.
During the 2002-03 school year, 40 university students provided 36 children individual classroom sessions. This year over fifty students are providing a lending hand to the program.