Augusta, GA – The Family YMCA of Greater Augusta’s Head Start Academy will hold their first day of class on August 31st.
The Family Y received the Aiken and Barnwell Counties Head Start grant this summer.
“The Head Start staff has been a great addition to our team,” says Mary Crowder, Senior Vice President of Child and Youth Services for the Family YMCA of Greater Augusta. “We’re grateful for the staff and community support as we’ve transitioned into an active part of these South Carolina communities.”
The Head Start program is a nearly $10 billion federally funded program that provides comprehensive child development services to economically disadvantaged children and families. Head Start promotes school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children through the provision of educational, health, nutritional, social and other services to enrolled children and their families.
“We’re looking forward to an exciting year as we join forces with the Family YMCA to strengthen the families of Aiken and Barnwell counties,” says Shadie Hall, Director of the YMCA’s Head Start Academy.
The YMCA’s Head Start Academy includes seven Head Start sites within South Carolina and will service the communities of Aiken, Barnwell, Blackville, Graniteville, Salley, Monetta, and Williston. Click here for more information about Head Start.