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Join us for the 3rd Annual Jump Start: The Back to School Jam! Jump Start is THE back to school jam of the year and will be held on Saturday, July 21st from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM!  This event will feature a school supply giveaway, free health screenings and plenty of games, activities, and entertainment. Call 601.982.8467 ext. 129 for more information.

Audition for the Talent Show

Who’s eligible to participate?

  • Participants must be enrolled in high school or in college and must be no younger than 14, and no older than 21.
  • The showcase will be judged in 2 categories:
    • High School: Grades and 9th – 12th
    • College: Freshman-Senior (Undergraduate Classification)

**Important:  Download and review all audition guidelines here.


JumpStart Reviews

Today was amazing. Thanks to all who made this event a success...

LaKesharne Smith

This was a well organized event that was fun as well as informative and entertaining! Can't wait until next year! I know it's going to be even better!

Check out the fun from last year’s event!

The inaugural Jump Start in 2016 featured singer, actor, and entertainer, Jacob Latimore.  Attendees were granted the opportunity to mix and mingle with Jacob Latimore prior to the talent show.  JumpStart 2017 featured a special performance by Sunjai, from the hit show Bring It.   Each year, there is a school supply giveaway, free health screenings and plenty of games, activities, and entertainment.

Check out pictures from 2016 and 2017.  This could be you! Make sure that you stop by the Jackson Medical Mall on July 21st for the biggest back to school jam of the year!

Become a Sponsor or Vendor

Vendors and sponsors are welcomed! Do you own a business servicing youth or related to the arts? Jump Start: The Back to School Jam is a great opportunity for brands, organizations, artists, and businesses to gain high visibility! Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of becoming a sponsor or vendor.

Be a JumpStart Sponsor

Your sponsorship will help to secure school supplies and cover event-related expenses for the youth of the Jackson Metro Area while receiving optimal exposure for your brand. As providers of viable health, wellness, community and cultural services, it is our duty to create an atmosphere for meaningful youth, community, and civic engagement. 

If your organization, business, or brand would like to participate as a vendor or sponsor, please complete the sponsorship form. Feel free to contact us at 601.962.8467 if you have additional questions. 

Be a JumpStart Vendor

There are several benefits to signing up as a vendor for JMMF events like JumpStart.  For starters, you become a part of a large network of trusted brands, businesses, and organizations.  After signing up, you will automatically be added to our mailing list and notified periodically when vendor opportunities are available.  Additionally, being a vendor at JMMF community events can add value to your brand by:

  • Placing your brand or product in front of hundreds.
  • Allowing you to market your brand to your ideal audience.
  • Giving opportunity to sell more products.