Top Reads of 2017

SCAN has covered a lot of ground in 2017! From responding to the proposed refugee ban, to studying the state of childhood in our own nation, we’ve rounded-up our top reads of this year that highlight these key moments.

  1. High-quality early childhood education requires training and investment. Making a positive and long-lasting impact on the lives of young learners begins by investing in high-quality educators in the early education field.
  2. Pre-K can give all kids the chance to succeed. Preschool and the years leading up to it are huge developmental moments in a child’s life. Preparing a child for future success begins at birth.
  3. One student’s journey to East Africa and Capitol Hill. Student Ambassador Fadumo Ali shares her visit to Somaliland, which increased her awareness on maternal and child health in the region. “American leadership is vital to stopping the scourge of children dying from things like pneumonia, diarrhea and malnutrition.”  
  4. Invisible wounds: Amena’s story. Last year alone, more than 800 refugee children escaped the horrors of war, only to drown in the Mediterranean Sea. Save the Children helped save more than 400 children from drowning at sea. One of these children is 5-year-old Amena.*
  5. The 10 best and worst states for childhood. Save the Children’s Stolen Childhoods report reveals the best and worst U.S. states for childhood.

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*Child’s name changed for protection.
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Samra Khawaja manages Save the Children Action Network’s social media. She hopes to be a voice for children around the world, one tweet and one hashtag at a time. #InvestInKids