Head Start stories wanted

Lady_Bird_Johnson_Visiting_a_Classroom_for_Project_Head_Start_1966Lady Bird Johnson visiting a Head Start classroom in 1966. Courtesy Wikipedia 

The Head Start program is asking for stories from people in the Kansas City area who have been impacted by Head Start.

Mid-America Head Start is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the national program with “50 Faces of Head Start.”

It wants to hear from people who attended the programs as children, parents, teachers or others.

Submit your story at marc.org/50faces, where a team will select 50 stories to feature later in the year.

“When people share their stories, we learn firsthand about the value of early learning and the progress a family can make with the proper support,” said Jim Caccamo, director of early learning and Head start at the Mid-America Regional Council.

More than 31 million children nationwide have benefited from the program since 1965, according to the MARC media release.

MARC’s Mid-America Head Start serves 2,800 children and their families in Jackson, Clay and Platte counties.

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