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Melvena Wilkerson

–  Melvena Wilkerson, former Head Start parent, Detroit, MI

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I am a proud to be part of Head Start. My two children, Kevina and Kevin, attended The Order of the Fishermen Ministry Head Start. They are doing exceptionally well in school, and I know it's because they went to Head Start. As a parent volunteer, I have acquired more professional skills than I have gained at any job. I have learned to communicate more effectively as an advocate for our children. I have also learned the importance of knowing the law and adhering to it. The information that governs Head Start has helped me to be a better-equipped parent. I have participated in Leadership Trainings, and I learned how to conduct meetings through Head Start Program Governance. The opportunity has allowed me the ability to joyfully share all I know with families. HEAD START WORKS!