Head Start alumnus Duchesne Drew, president of Minnesota Public Radio, says his professional journeys started with Head Start.
NHSA wishes 2023 Head Start alumni graduates the best as they move on to the next chapter of their journey.
Head Start helped alumna Yulonda Y. Thomas on her journey to supporting children and families as Family Support advocate.
Head Start alumnus Shane Dunn shares how his early experience in a diverse environment shaped his values of racial justice and equity.
Alumna Maryom McCloud, director of Finance for Lutheran Family Services, shares how Head Start shaped her educational and career path.
Aubrey Puckett Memorial Awardee Natalie Hankins says “the wonderful and positive outcomes on children and their families” keeps her going.
Head Start alumna Angela Groves supports families in rural communities. Head Start is often the only program for kids in those small, rural areas.
When Dr. Iris Cumberbatch’s mother learned about Head Start, she signed her up right away. She didn’t know it then, but they were making history!
Head Start created a formal leadership and policymaking role for parents and community members called the Policy Council.
Atyia is a former student of ICS Head Start and the author of the “Mean Girls: A Bunch of Bullies,” a story about the impact of bullying.
Head Start alumna Denjuami Barker remembers how important it was to her family that Head Start appreciated their Mexican culture and heritage.
This Head Start alum wants to thank his teacher for “taking the time to give me the tools to be successful in life and be anything I dreamed of.”