The 2017-2018 school year was an exciting time for SCAN’s Student Ambassador Program. They went the extra mile to empower those around them to advocate for issues at the local, state and national levels. Here are some highlights from the year!
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For more than 25 years, I have visited Head Start programs all across the nation. Each time I am inspired by the children and families who go to these programs to not only learn, but to become future leaders. That’s the power of Head Start. It transforms lives by giving children living in poverty a chance at the future they deserve.
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.
One of the programs that has helped our nation achieve greater equality is Head Start. A new report from the Center for American Progress shows how Head Start has been a critical resource in expanding early education opportunities to vulnerable kids who live in hard-to-reach communities across America.
Megan and Stephanie attend an after-school program that helps with homework and offers activities that combine fitness and fun. Most importantly, it provides them with a safe place to go while their parents are still at work. But despite the overwhelming benefits that after school programs like theirs can offer to students, families and communities, the federal Fiscal Year 2019 budget would eliminate a vital after school program that benefits millions of Americans.