The strength of more than 200 voices reverberated on Capitol Hill last week – voices raised on behalf of kids around the world in meetings with more than 145 lawmakers and their staff.
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Here is my challenge to you: this week, take one action. I promise that the action will spark an energy that will inspire you to keep acting and using your voice to change the world, one step at a time.
This week, more than 250 advocates from 34 states attended the annual Save the Children and SCAN Advocacy Summit to receive targeted advocacy training and urge lawmakers to invest in kids. The advocates met with more than 150 lawmakers from both parties and urged them to make key investments in early childhood education in the U.S. and maternal, newborn and child survival programs overseas.
When I arrived in Ghana, I had no clue what to expect. Going in, I knew there were two things I wanted to take away from the month-long volunteer excursion: 1) experience working in the global health field and 2) experience a brand new culture. Little did I know, I would end up leaving with newfound passion and drive.
This Friday, we’re flashing back to last year’s Advocacy Summit, a three-day event that brought more than 200 advocates from around the U.S. to Washington D.C. to advocate for kids.
“I am living proof of the return on investments made in early childhood education and Head Start.”