Student Engagement

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Today’s students are tomorrow’s leaders — but why wait to make change? SCAN’s youth advocates are already building a better future for children.

Get Involved > Volunteer

Student Engagement

Today’s students are tomorrow’s leaders — but why wait to make change? SCAN’s youth advocates are already building a better future for children.

JOIN THE NEXT GENERATION OF LEADERS

Students like you are showing up and speaking out for kids.

SCAN’s youth advocates champion children’s rights in hundreds of high schools and colleges. Together, they’re a national network of unapologetic changemakers.

Start Your Journey Today

Kick off a club, host a fundraiser or organize advocacy events.

Our Student Engagement Program helps youth leaders harness the power of their voices. With training, resources and support from SCAN, students are leading the way toward a brighter tomorrow — on their campuses and in their communities. 


In 2023, we activated 102 student clubs and hosted 194 school activities nationwide!

LEAD

Student Ambassadors get hands-on experience as leaders and changemakers – building teams, spearheading clubs, running workshops and more.

Apply Now

ADVOCATE

Use your voice to educate peers, organize petitions and urge lawmakers to pass life-changing legislation.

Speak Up

FUNDRAISE

Brainstorm creative ways to raise money for SCAN initiatives, lifesaving child programs and emergency response efforts.

Start Here

Engage Your Community

Partner with local organizations to reach at-risk families in your community – from food, clothing and book drives to climate resilience initiatives.

Join Us

Join a Community of Changemakers

There are endless ways to channel your passion for helping kids: write letters to the editor, participate in local events, fundraise or even meet with your member of Congress. Don’t worry — we’ll provide the tools and training you need to be a powerful champion for children.

Upcoming Events

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June 15 @ 10:00 am – June 29 @ 3:00 pm EDT

SCAN’s Richmond Community Outreach Event

Richmond Flying Squirrels Stadium, 3001 N. Arthur Asche Blvd, Richmond VA 23220

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June 27 @ 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm EDT

Community Outreach 101 Training

Zoom (VA)

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June 27 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm EDT

Columbia Fireflies Advocate Appreciation Celebration

Segra Park (1640 Freed St. Columbia, SC 29201)

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July 9 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm EDT

New Hampshire Birddogging Candidate Training

Zoom (NH)

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July 13 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm CDT

Heal the Block Tabling Event (Gus Young Park)

Gus Young Park (4200 Gus Young Ave, Baton Rouge, LA 70802)

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July 18 @ 6:00 pm – June 18 @ 2:00 am PDT

Postcard Party in Spokane Valley!

Spokane County Library – 22 N Herald Rd, Spokane Valley, WA

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August 3 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 am CDT

EBR School Back to School Bash Tabling Event

Raising Cane’s River Center (275 S. River Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70802)

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August 24 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm CDT

Heal the Block Tabling Event (Memorial Stadium)

Memorial Stadium (1750 Foss St., Baton Rouge, LA 70802)

I didn’t have the best start in life… so I want to make sure kids today have somebody that’s going to speak up for them.

– Ivy, President of New Mexico State University’s SCAN c

ADVOCACY IN ACTION

Check out the latest stories on our incredible volunteers!

Stand With Child Refugees 

July 13 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm CDT

Heal the Block Tabling Event (Gus Young Park)

August 24 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm CDT

Heal the Block Tabling Event (Memorial Stadium)

Kids’ lives and futures are on the line. Tell Congress to fund lifesaving support.

July 13 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm CDT

Join Save the Children Action Network for the Heal the Block event to advocate for child nutrition and early childhood education in the community!

August 24 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm CDT

Join Save the Children Action Network for the Heal the Block event to advocate for child nutrition and early childhood education in the community!