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Volume 1 - Edition 5
November 1, 2004
JUMPing to London

Junior Undiscovered Math Prodigies (JUMP) is a Toronto-based non-profit organization that tutors elementary level students in mathematics.  Since its launch in 1998, JUMP has grown exponentially and now tutors over two thousand students annually.
Anthony Stracuzzi, a third-year Civil & Environmental Engineering student, first heard about JUMP while attending a seminar at the First Year Integrated Conference in 2003.  Since then, Stracuzzi has been working closely with JUMP's Program and Partnership Director, Laura Miggiani, to bring the JUMP program to the London area.
Earlier this year, Stracuzzi conducted a pilot run with London's first partner school, Aberdeen Elementary, with great success.  On Thursday, October 14 thirteen Western Engineering students attended a training session in SEB. The first semester sessions will run from the last week of October until the first week of December, with more to come in the New Year.
An important aspect of JUMP's program is its acceptance of a variety of tutors.  The Toronto-based program does not limit their volunteers to just students.  They have recruited professionals such as doctors, lawyers, teachers and other community members.  Stracuzzi hopes to bring this concept to London and allow the involvement of various societal leaders in the education of London youths.
"In the coming months I hope to raise awareness of our program as well as funding.  I take great pride in Western, and especially in my faculty (Faulty of Engineering)," says Stracuzzi.  "I believe that the involvement of our students in this program will benefit the community as a whole."
Details about the official JUMP program can be found at or contact Anthony Stracuzzi at
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