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Jump Start Academy

Jump Start Academy was established as a professional development incubator for aspiring leaders and early careerists.The 10-week intensive program is designed to enhance professionalism, increase career-readiness skills, provoke strategic goal-setting, establish mentorship and foster lasting professional networks across all industries. At $500, participants can expect the following: 


  • Weekly Access to Program Coordinator

    • 1:1 30-minute bi-weekly Debriefing 

  • Resume and LinkedIn Revamp 

  • Assigned Mentor in their Preferred Industry 

  • Up to 2 Mock Interviews with Mentor

  • Weekly Professional Development Webinars 

  • Career Readiness Courses (Completion Certificate at End)

  • Jump Start Academy Gift Bag


New cohorts begin in the summer, fall and spring each year. All participants from the year are eligible for two- $500 scholarships that may be used for educational purposes. The program is open to participants over 18.

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Join The Academy


Prospective participants should complete the intake application below.*  They can secure their spot by using the link below to purchase. Cohort spots are limited to allow us adequate time to devote to each participant. The Program Coordinator will do their best to pair participants with mentors in their aspiring industry. 

*Please note that a gmail email address is required to access the intake application.


Jump Start Academy is not possible without the support of wonderful mentors who realize the importance of ‘giving back’ to future leaders. Thank you in advance for your interest and support. We look forward to the impact you will leave on leaders of tomorrow. Please complete the intake application below to be paired with a participant*. The Program Coordinator will do their best to pair mentors and participants with similar interests and career goals.

*Please note that a gmail email address is required to access the intake application.


Jump Start Academy realizes not all community service is done with the dedication of time. It can also be done with the offering of financial resources. Sponsorship is one of the best ways to make education and professional development more equitable. At JSA, we are humbled by those who decide to sponsor participants and/or educational scholarships.  We are equally excited about the young deserving professional that is  allowed to jumpstart their career with your generous contribution. If you are interested in paying it forward through a sponsorship, please complete the intake application below to indicate how you would like your funds allocated. 

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Jump Start Academy Program Coordinator

Timia Acklin MSHA, LSSGB


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