October was first proclaimed Head Start Awareness Month by President Ronald Reagan on October 22, 1982. Ever since, October has been a month for our community to celebrate the life changing impact of Head Start.
In honor of Head Start Awareness Month this October, NHSA is promoting a national initiative between Head Start programs and local police departments. The idea is simple: celebrate Head Start children and families by using books to build bridges of collaboration, understanding and support. Largely based on the success of the Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland’s program, we were inspired to bring their best practices and ideas to the larger Head Start community.
Everything you need to participate is here, so you can get started today!
In honor of Head Start Awareness Month, we’re launching our 2017-2018 Dollar Per Child campaign. What better way to celebrate than by ensuring that we can raise awareness through advocacy for the year to come? With only a dollar per child, you’ll help ensure that the 1 million Head Start children and families enrolled in Head Start today have a voice in the halls of Congress, in your state capitals and in the media!
Every Monday in October, we’re hosting Money, Money, Mondays! This is a time to contribute and spread awareness about Head Start by sharing the Dollar per Child Campaign and our impact.
We also have a special donor who has pledged to initiate a matching campaign sometime during the month of October. We can’t wait to reveal who our special friend is...stay tuned!
Posting photos, infographics, and inspirational quotes are a great way to spread awareness. We are also encouraging Head Start supporters throughout the country to post on your social media accounts using the hashtag #HeadStartAwareness and tag your members of Congress!
For just one dollar for every child in Head Start, we can ensure that the voices of Head Start children and their families are heard by Members of Congress and the President.