Dale Anderson, KPC Board Chairman and Brian Schultz, UCAP Board President cut the ceremonial ribbon at the new Head Start program facility in Willmar. Bright Light Head Start is located in the old Kandiyohi Power Cooperative headquarters building located along Highway 71. This facility is a great partnership between KPC and United Community Action Partnership.
Head Start programs promote school readiness of children ages birth to five from low-income families by supporting the development of the whole child. Head Start programs support children’s growth and development in a positive learning environment through a variety of services, which include early learning, health and family well-being.
The ribbon cutting ceremony was held and tours of the new building were given on Wednesday, August 26th. The renovations and complete transformation of the building from what was once KPC’s offices, garage and warehouse to classrooms and educational spaces for our community’s children were completed by Marcus Construction. Before photos of the spaces were posted around the building to give the full effect of what a huge undertaking it was. Marcus was able to complete the renovation quickly and create the space that the Head Start program really needed.
Concern for Community is the Seventh Cooperative Principle. This principle means that KPC works for the sustainable development of our community. We are proud to partner with United Community Action Partnership to make our community a better and healthier place to live and work!