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Navient Supports Summer Learning Experience for Head Start Children

September 10, 2019

Luzerne County Head Start, Inc. (LCHS) will continue to provide its summer learning experience to children, thanks to a golf tournament sponsored by Navient, a leading asset management and business processing services company. The annual event, held at Blue Ridge Trail Golf Club near Mountain Top, raised approximately $28,000 for LCHS’s Jump Start program.  Jump Start 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. 

In addition to the tournament, several businesses provided sponsorship and gift donations for raffle drawings and other prizes.  Since the golf tournament’s inception, Navient has raised approximately $250,000 for LCHS.  Navient Foundation, the company-sponsored philanthropic organization, also awarded an $8,000 grant to help support the program. 

LCHS is an income-based program that provides early childhood education and comprehensive services to pregnant women, children birth to age five, and their families in Luzerne and Wyoming Counties.

Standing, from left: George Rable, Benco Dental, LCHS Board of Directors; Beth White, assistant executive director, LCHS; Lynn Evans Biga, executive director, LCHS; Lisa Stashik, Navient, LCHS Board of Directors; Jeffrey Stine, vice president, Navient