High 5 for Kids

Will Presidential Candidates Raise their Hands for Kids?

Kids can’t vote and they don’t give money to political candidates.

That’s why we launched the High 5 for Kids campaign – to give
children a voice on the campaign trail.

Presidential hopefuls are already announcing their candidacies. Get in on the excitement!

Join our campaign to ensure that expanding early learning and other critical kids issues are at the top of their priority list!

Meeting Presidential Candidates on the Campaign Trail

As they travel to early primary and caucus states, SCAN volunteers and staff are
meeting with presidential candidates to ask them how they will invest in kids.

President Donald Trump 

SCAN’s Senior Political Director, Paul Ciaramitaro  (left) met with President Trump in New Hampshire. 

Senator Elizabeth Warren 

SCAN’s volunteers met with Sen. Warren in Iowa. 

Senator Cory Booker 

A SCAN volunteer met with Sen. Booker in Iowa.

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand 

A SCAN volunteer met with Sen. Gillibrand in Iowa. 

Senator Kamala Harris

SCAN volunteers met with Sen. Harris in Iowa. 

Representative Tulsi Gabbard

A SCAN volunteer met with the Hawaiian congresswoman  in Iowa. 

Senator Bernie Sanders

A SCAN volunteer met with Sen. Sanders in  South Carolina. 

Fmr. Governor of Colorado John Hickenlooper

A SCAN volunteer met with the former Colorado Governor in Iowa. 

Marianne Williamson

A SCAN volunteer met with author in Iowa. 

Frm. Rep. Beto O’Rourke 

A SCAN volunteer met with the former Texas representative in New Hampshire. 

Mayor Pete Buttigieg

A SCAN volunteer met with the Mayor of South Bend, Indiana in New Hampshire. 

Fmr. San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro  

SCAN volunteers met with  the former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in Iowa. 

Entrepreneur Andrew Yang

A SCAN volunteer met with the founder of Venture for America in Iowa. 

Urge Candidates to Invest in Kids

Use Your Voice

Host or Join a Debate Watch Party

Whether you’re willing to host a party or want to join SCAN’s watch party on Facebook, we have you covered! 

Learn how to get involved with debate watch parties. 

Learn How to Be a Voice for Kids

New to the game? Looking for tips and tricks? 
Check out these resources to get started!

Learn what to ask candidates:

High 5 for Kids Pocket Guide

Learn how to effectively
engage candidates:

Birddogging Handout

Learn how to capture
quality photo and video:

Birddogging Photo and Video Tips