Social Work Students Volunteer at Local Head Start
February 16, 2013 – Social Work students
from the Shaw University Greenville CAPE Social Work Association, recently collected
school items for pre-kindergarten (pre-k) students for their "Hearts for Head
Start" service project. The pre-k students received the items in gift bags for Valentine’s
Day and the project was featured on Greenville television station WITN.
on February 1, the Social Work students collected school supplies, toys, candy
and valentine cards, for the pre-k students and staff members of the Ayden Head
Start program in Ayden, NC. In addition, the students collected sanitizer, post-it
notes, treats and other classroom items to assist the pre-k teachers. On Valentine's
Day, the students traveled to the Ayden Head Start to deliver the items wrapped
in gift bags. The students also helped the pre-k students create valentine
cards, sing songs and read books.
Start programs are federally funded programs with the goal of preparing children
from low-income families for school readiness. Within the past year, the
program has sustained major cuts to funding. The Social Work students created
the “Hearts for Head Start” community service project as a way to give back to
the Head Start program and encourage social, behavioral and educational success
among the pre-k students.
work students that participated in the service project and WITN-TV segment
included: Sheconia Harris, Tanisha Dildy, Richaunda Carr, Quintina Little,
Darrick Sharpe, Effie Williams, Edward Land, Alicia Fann, and Sharon Mims.
to view the WITN story.