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Southport Benefit To Raise Awareness Of Early Learning Experiences For Kids

The JumpStart early education organization. On May 21, local residents Brian and Krisztina Rivel will host "An Evening with Jumpstart" in Southport. The goal of the event is raise awareness of the importance of early learning experiences for kids.
The JumpStart early education organization. On May 21, local residents Brian and Krisztina Rivel will host "An Evening with Jumpstart" in Southport. The goal of the event is raise awareness of the importance of early learning experiences for kids. Photo Credit: Twitter via @Jumpstartkids

SOUTHPORT, Conn. -- Local residents Brian and Krisztina Rivel will host "An Evening with Jumpstart," from 7-10 p.m. Saturday at The Delamar Hotel in Southport.

The goal of this third annual fundraiser is to raise $30,000 to bring awareness to the importance of early learning experiences to prepare children for kindergarten.

More than 100 guests from throughout Fairfield and Westchester counties are expected to gather in The Folly at the Delamar Hotel, an indoor/outdoor event space, to help Jumpstart raise awareness on the importance of high-quality early learning experiences for all Connecticut children.

The event will feature a silent auction, a four-course gourmet dinner featuring a spin on classic New England cuisine, an open bar and music.

Tickets start at $150 per person or $250 per couple. All proceeds go toward supporting and expanding the Jumpstart program throughout Connecticut, giving more Connecticut children access to resources that will help them develop the necessary skills crucial to success in kindergarten and beyond.

At the 2015 event, more than 70 attendees raised $30,000 for the local Jumpstart program.

In Connecticut, Jumpstart works with four university partners -- Central Connecticut State University, Eastern Connecticut State University, Southern Connecticut State University and the University of Connecticut -- to recruit and train 194 college students to serve more than 500 young children in early learning centers.

For tickets and event details, please click here or contact Liz Trout, Jumpstart’s Associate Director of Development, at 212-868-2526, Ext. 616 or e-mail ltrout@jstart.org.

Jumpstart is a national early education organization that prepares children for kindergarten. Jumpstart provides language, literacy and social-emotional programming for pre-school children from under-resourced communities and promotes quality early learning for all children.

The Delamar Hotel is at 275 Old Post Road, Southport.

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