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Representative Young Shows Support For Head Start

Representative Todd Young says politicians need to keep supporting the Head Start program in Indiana.

Congressman Todd Young says politicians need to continue supporting Head Start programs.  Young was in Bloomington today to meet some of the 267 kids enrolled in the city’s Head Start program.

Jolene Wright, who has been teaching in the head start program from more than 35 years, says it is rewarding to both children and families. If it were not for the program she says some families would not be able to work and complete school.

“They come back and they say how Head Start helped them when they were in school, and we give children and families a Head Start,” she says.

Indiana 9th district Congressman Todd Young says he wanted to learn more about the Head Start program and meet the people who run the Bloomington facility. He says people in Washington need to continue supporting the program.

“I think funding needs to be continued for this effort whether it’s at the state or federal level is an ideological program frankly that’s not an option right now to sort that out right now,” he says. “So yes for the time being until a better option is presented I do think federal funds can continue to do this effort.”

Shameka Neely

Shameka Neely, a native of Nashville, Tennessee enthusiastically joined WTIU as Senior Reporter/ InFocus Producer in the news department. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational and Corporate Communication, with a minor in Marketing and Masters of Arts Degrees' in Administrative Dynamics and Communication all from Western Kentucky University. Shameka also holds a Master of Arts degree in Journalism from Indiana University.

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