Head Start was founded as part of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s War on Poverty in 1965.
With the start of the school year, Head Start centers all across the country will be looking ahead to the 50th anniversary and looking at how far the program has come since its beginning.
That includes Community Services Inc. of Northwest Missouri Head Start, which serves 168 children and their families in Nodaway, Atchison, Gentry, Holt and Worth counties. The centers all opened in 1965 and are located in Maryville, Maitland, Stanberry, Grant City, Albany, Mound City and Rock Port.
Northwest Missouri Head Start Director Deloris Shipley said the program gives the children and their families the