Photo Journey: Head Start Week of Action

This week, SCAN activists across the U.S. rallied for a week of action to urge Congress to increase funding for Head Start and Early Head Start programs. 

Despite the overwhelming benefits that Head Start and Early Head Start provide, only a mere fraction of eligible children actually have access to quality programs. By asking Congress to increase funding for these vital programs, we can ensure that more kids living in poverty have the strong start in life they deserve.

To raise awareness for this critical issue, SCAN activists and partners: 

  • Shared a video that Save the Children trustee Jennifer Garner created in support of Head Start and Early Head Start;
  • Visited Head Start and Early Head Start programs in their communities;
  • Engaged in a Twitter chat around building #BrightFutures for children and 
  • Held parties and meet-ups to garner support.

Check out some of the photos from the week of action below! 

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
SCAN Iowa Mobilization Manager E.J. Wallace joined Jean Logan, Executive Director of Community Action Agency of Siouxland, to educate local television viewers in Sioux City, Iowa about the importance of advocating for Head Start and Early Head Start.
Advocates in Colorado.
Advocates in West Virginia participate in the snap advocacy photo action in a local Head Start classroom.
Advocate Matthew Mooshian at a Newport Head Start program in New Hampshire.
Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich, a Head Start graduate, speaks to advocates gathered in Spokane, Washington to celebrate local early learning champions.
Advocate Dylan Ottemiller in New Mexico.
Advocates in Montana.
A Head Start program in Houston.
A Head Start program in Washington State.
Advocates in Arkansas.

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Sarah Siguenza is the Manager, Web Editor for Save the Children Action Network (SCAN). She is passionate about ensuring that every child has the opportunity to live up to their potential. Sarah previously worked for the United Nations Foundation and InterAction – the largest coalition of U.S.-based nonprofits – and is excited to use digital communications to advance SCAN’s mission.