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Golf Tournament Supports Summer Program for Head Start Children

Golf Tournament Supports Summer Program for Head Start Children

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Contact: Beth White 23 Beekman St.

Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702

Phone: (570) 829-6231


Date: Sept. 14, 2023

Golf Tournament Supports Summer Learning Experience for Head Start Children


WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (Sept. 14, 2023) – Luzerne County Head Start, Inc. (LCHS) will once again provide its ‘Jump Start’ summer learning experience to children in the summer of 2024, thanks to a golf tournament sponsored by Navient; a company that provides technology-enabled education finance and business processing solutions.

The annual event held at Blue Ridge Trail Golf Club in Mountain Top raised approximately

$20,000 for LCHS’s Jump Start program. The program is a 4-week-long summer learning experience that offers comprehensive services for 30 eligible 3 and 4-year-old children who will attend LCHS in the fall. This year marked the 17th year for the tournament. Since its beginning, the tournament has raised $340,000 to support the summer learning program. In addition to the tournament, several businesses provided sponsorship and gift donations for raffle drawings and other prizes. The Navient Community Fund also awarded a $5,000 grant to Head Start to help support the program. Luzerne County Head Start, Inc. provides comprehensive services to pregnant women, children, age birth through five, and their families in Luzerne and Wyoming Counties.

Standing, from left: Dawn Smith, director of operations and Beth White, assistant executive director, Luzerne County Head Start; Lisa Stashik, Vice President Office of the Customer Experience, Navient, Luzerne County Head Start Board of Directors; John Zemetro, Senior Director of Servicing Operations, Navient

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