The Mission of Sumter County Opportunity, Inc. is to reduce the effects of poverty on low-income children and to provide high-quality preschool comprehensive services to children and families.
BACKGROUND AND HISTORY
Sumter County Opportunity, Inc. is a charitable public-benefit Alabama 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation; based in Livingston, Alabama; serving the community through Head Start Program services for over 40 years. Each year, Sumter County Opportunity, Inc. serves approximately five hundred pre-school children (0-5 years) from disadvantaged and low-income families from seven remote locations.
According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary
Opportunity: an amount of time or a situation in which something can be done.
1: a favorable juncture of circumstances
2: a good chance for advancement or progress
Sumter County Opportunity, Inc. was founded upon the principle that every child and family served will have a more favorable path of circumstances and a good chance for advancement and progress throughout their lives.
During our nearly fifty years of service, Sumter County Opportunity, Inc. Head Start Program pre-schoolers have graduated and grown-up as adults to achieve the following life milestones:
- High School Graduation Diploma
- First to attend college in the family
- College or University Graduation Degree
- College or University Post-Graduate Degree
- Marriage and family
- Professional or gainful employment
- First-Time Home Ownership
- Military Service
- Business Ownership
We are working together towards a brighter future for children, families and community.