Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Kerry to Speak at National Head Start Conference

John Kerry will be the main speaker 2005 National Head Start Association (NHSA) Annual Training Conference, at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, May 27, during the closing general session.

The NHSA gathering is serving as the largest commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the founding of the successful and popular Head Start program, which gets America's most at-risk children ready to learn in kindergarten and beyond.

More than 5,000 Head Start educators and parents from across the United States will participate in the intensive five-day program, which includes more than 400 educational training sessions and several celebrations to mark the fourth decade of success for Head Start. During the NHSA gathering, the spotlight will focus at several points on Head Start success stories, including both students and parent volunteers.

John Kerry will discuss the future of Head Start and the new “Kids First Act” that he has introduced in Congress. If enacted, the act will provide health insurance to nearly 11 million children who currently have none.”

Action Alert: Visit and help Save Head Start!

From New success stories available this week at include: a Fortune 250 company senior loan officer in Texas ... the California daughter of a California mother serving in the military ... and a Massachusetts woman who was encouraged by Head Start to get a degree and become a Boston school teacher ...


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