Head Start programs proven life-changing force in low-income familiesAugust 16, 2022 • Tulsa World
New findings in a large-scale, intergenerational study of participants in the federal Head Start program found significant positive effects in the long-term.
Researchers found that the children of the first generation of the Head Start program experienced decreases in teen parenthood (by 8%) and criminal engagement (by 13%), along with increases in rate of high school graduation (up 11%) and college enrollment (up 18%). These factors correspond with improved wages through age 50 up to 11% more than their peers.
Read the full editorial by CAP Tulsa Executive Director Karen Kiely, here.