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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July 23 @ 1:30 pm – July 27 @ 10:30 pm EDT

Tabling at Nicholas County Fair

Veterans Memorial Park, 19 Memorial Park Rd, Summersville, WV 26651

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August 2 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm EDT

Tabling at Montgomery Back to School Health Fair

Montgomery General Hospital

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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 9 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm EDT

Tabling at Summersville Back to School Bash

Veterans Memorial Park, 19 Memorial Park Rd, Summersville, WV 26651

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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!

July 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm EDT

New Hampshire State Action Team Meeting

July 23 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm EDT

Upstate Regional Community Action Team Meeting

July 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm EDT

We’ll be discussing SCAN’s work this Election season and upcoming volunteer opportunities. No prior experience or involvement is required. This meeting is open to all!

July 23 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm EDT

Meet with other advocates and learn how to advocate for kids. Help plan advocacy actions to advance early learning and child nutrition in your community. Connect with volunteers, leader and advocates in your community.