Head Start served as a catalyst to change the course of my life and compete equally with more advantaged children.
It was a worthwhile experience for them and for us, as we refer our parents to these community organizations.
You see, Head Start is still the security blanket that I hang on and I knew I had moved from a 'not supposed to be' to a 'Head Start Hero' in a matter of 16 years.
My motto is never quit learning, even when you have one foot in the grave and the other on a banana peel.
Just think, nearly 50 years later, the program remains true to its mission with tens of millions of children getting a real Head Start in their young lives!