As 2018 comes to a close, we’re taking a moment to reflect on the issues and moments that moved us over the year. From the migrant crisis on the border, to the midterm elections, our advocates, supporters and staff formed a strong voice for children in the U.S. and abroad.
To summarize this momentous year, we’ve gathered the top 5 blogs from 2018. These are a culmination of the stories that empowered us, the events that inspired us and the facts that shocked us.
1. I grew up attending Title 1 schools. Now I’m an advocate for kids
By: Thomasena Thomas
“To me, Save the Children Action Network is about advocating for access and the resources students need to have a healthy future. I am so passionate about SCAN because of the grassroots and mobilization work they are doing to accomplish this.” Read more.
2. 5 harmful long-term effects of family detention on children
By: Mira Tignor
“The separation of migrant families at the border has been the subject of intense media scrutiny and outrage. Even if the issue of family separation were to be resolved, children are still negatively impacted by indefinite family detention, with their well-being at risk.” Read more.
3. I spent two years in Honduras. This is why people are fleeing from there
By: Ryan Murphy
“Today, an estimated 3,500 people – including children – are fleeing extreme poverty and violence and seeking refuge in the U.S. They deserve to be treated with compassion and respect.” Read more.
4. My newborn son lived. In another country, he wouldn’t have
By: Ryan Murphy
“I will celebrate this Father’s Day as a first time dad because my family was fortunate to have access to outstanding medical care. I am fully aware that the best day of my life could have been the worst.” Read more.
5. This November, your vote can help South Carolina’s kids
By: Deitra Matthews
“During this 2018 election season, education has been a critical issue that South Carolina candidates are promising to address. That is exactly why we must vote this November! We have to hold our elected leaders accountable to their promises for kids.” Read more.
As we head into 2019, we know that there is more work to do for children all around the world. Will you join us?