The Mississippi Action For Progress (MAP), Inc. Head Start Program is designed to serve as a catalyst for change and development of a broad range of programs which meet the needs of the disadvantaged community. MAP's Head Start Program is a service program for children, as well as a mechanism for increased parental involvement with the children, and the community to effect positive change in the poverty conditions characteristic of the Head Start targeted service area. Active participation and decision-making opportunities by the parent as well as community persons are a major thrust of MAP. Guided by its philosophy and mission, MAP, Inc. has become a stellar organization providing a wide and diverse range of programs and Head Start services to more than five-thousand three-hundred (5228) children and their families annually in the following thirty-three (33) counties in the State of Mississippi:
These counties extend north to the Tennessee State line, south and west to the Louisiana State line and east to the Alabama State line.