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Head Start Stories

Mel Gravely
04-September-2013

A Personal Head Start Story: Karla Johnson

Head Start – Making a Difference in Three Generations By Karla Johnson A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives. – Franklin D. Roosevelt Imagine becoming a grandmother at the age of 35 and your daughter being pregnant at age twelve. Some may say this situation is not uncommon…

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A Personal Head Start Story by Element Everest
Mel Gravely
12-August-2013

A Personal Head Start Story by Element Everest

Recently, I asked my client and friend Element Everest to share her Head Start Story with me for this blog. What she told me is just another great example of the power of Head Start to transform lives… When I take time to think about all of the fond memories from my childhood, I have…

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Peaks and Valleys: A Head Start Story –   by Lore Pierzchala, Cleveland, OH
Mel Gravely
20-June-2013

Peaks and Valleys: A Head Start Story – by Lore Pierzchala, Cleveland, OH

At the ripe old age of twenty nine I was married with four children (ages 2, 4, 9 & 12).  I had already lived a lifetime of heartaches. Since I was seventeen years old I had always placed my children’s needs before mine, but my husband didn’t feel the same need.   After twelve years of…

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