Head Start and Early Head Start provide children the opportunity to have the strong start in life they deserve.
Yearly Archives: 2018
When crisis strikes, children are always the most vulnerable, and often suffer most. By investing in disaster preparation and mitigation, we can save lives, keep kids in school and save money in the future.
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.
Even small things can make a big difference when creating change, especially when it comes to kids.
As a nurse at the Mahama Camp in Rwanda, Jen does it all. She started working with Save the Children in September 2015 and now delivers pre- and post-natal care to women in the camp. For these women, and so many women around the world, simple interventions such as this can mean the difference between life and death.
When it comes to our children’s futures, we want what’s best for them. If we get kids the proper education they need during their early years, we can give them a strong foundation that will set them up for future success.
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.
Just one day after the Summit concluded, we learned that because of the work of our Congressional leaders, the final 2018 budget will have huge wins for kids!
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.