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.
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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.
Last week, Washington State ended its 2018 legislative session. And it was monumental.
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.
Princess is a seasoned parent from Denver, Colorado with four children and three grandchildren—spanning ages two to 30. She’s also an active volunteer in her community and an avid advocate of early childhood education.
“I am living proof of the return on investments made in early childhood education and Head Start.”
“As we headed into our first meeting, I was incredibly nervous. Why would my legislators listen to me, a kid who wasn’t even of voting age?”