Anna Smith is a grandparent who has taken on the role of raising her grandchildren. Her grandchildren have attended the Early Head Start Program and the preschool Head Start Program at Jenkins. She was recently selected to speak at a conference in Dallas, Texas.
Smith began her journey of traveling, representing grandparents raising grandchildren and LKLP Head Start, through writing a letter about her experiences. Once her letter was submitted to the Zero to Three Institute, she was selected to speak on a panel in Washington, D.C.
Smith shared with a national audience how Early Head Start and Head Start had helped and supported her as a grandparent raising grandchildren. Following her message given at Washington D.C., Smith was asked to attend the Zero to Three Training Institute held in Dallas Dec. 5, where she’s again spoke to the conference attendees.