Hope is not a dream but a way of
making dreams become reality
—Leon Jozef Suenens
“Jamal” lived with his grandmother, but he desperately missed his mother who was not present in his life. His disjointed homelife inhibited his progress in the classroom. His teachers alerted the child’s advocate, who encouraged his parents to participate in counseling through our Strengthening Families program. After much hard work the family was reunited and “Jamal” is meeting developmental expectations with enthusiasm.
Three-year-old “Alayah” was so small and functioned at an 18-month-old level when she joined her Head Start classroom. Her teachers worked closely with her and within several months she was keeping up with her classmates in all areas.
Four-year-old “Antonio” was denied enrollment at other child development centers because of his dependence on pull-ups and a fear of using the bathroom. Within three weeks at Head Start, he reached appropriate independence.
“Leah’s” mother was approved for a low-interest loan to purchase a car through our Ways to Work program. The support she received enabled her to keep her job and take her child to and from Head Start, where “Leah” also participates in the after school program enabling her mom to take classes at Winston-Salem State University.
At the beginning of the school year, teachers noticed that “Devon” showed difficulty with speech, hearing, and vision, and he scored low on cognitive skills tests. Health screenings through the Head Start program enabled early diagnosis of vision and hearing impairment. A family advocate helped secure glasses and a hearing aid. With these resources he is flourishing in the classroom.
We are sharing these real Head Start successes with you
because more children in our community need your help
to become ready for school and for life.
Let’s make this a profound season of hope for children and families in Forsyth County.
The future starts here.
Help us build a better one.
Please make a year-end gift today.
President and CEO
Honorary Campaign Chair
PS: Building a universal Pre-K in Forsyth County is just one of the ways
we are cultivating a “community of solutions”––a community that is working
together to create a better future for everyone who calls Forsyth County “home.”