Head Start program gives students a special surprise

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. – The Princess Anne community came together in a big way Monday, showing students in the Head Start program love and support. “The parents were concerned because we had big plans to actually do something big for the kids graduation this year. When the COVID-19 cam about, it pretty much made a lot of families,” said parent policy council vice president Lakeshia Jackson.

Parents and local law enforcement paraded around Princess Anne to celebrate students graduating the program. Jackson tells 47ABC that they wanted to come up with a way to support their kids. The Princess Anne police department and the somerset county sheriff’s office also came out to show their support.

Jackson says that they also wanted to connect the community with the learning center. “It was very overwhelming in a beautiful way. I could tell you it made tears come from a lot of parents’ eyes, just to actually see everybody come together on one accord,” said Jackson.

Jackson says that the parade went all throughout town, stopping at some apartment complexes along the way. She says some people on the sidelines even jumped in to help celebrate. Jackson says that Head Start emphasizes the role of parents as children’s first and most important teachers.

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