South Carolina

South Carolina

We’re Mobilizing South Carolinians to Be the Voice for Kids

South Carolinians overwhelmingly support investing in our kids, and especially early education.

This is key because research shows the first five years of children’s lives are critically important for their development.

We’re training everyday South Carolinians to be the voice for kids.
We’re committed to ensuring all children succeed in school and life.

Upcoming Events in South Carolina

Upcoming Events





June 27 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

Columbia Fireflies Advocate Appreciation Celebration

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

"Community events provide an opportunity for SCAN volunteers to educate and inspire action in their local areas." - SC Advocate

Leadership in South Carolina

Hafeezah Yates (She/Her)

South Carolina State Manager

Hafeezah Yates, a Charleston, SC native, mom of two, and a veteran.

She is a lifelong advocate and served in many different capacities serving children and families in South Carolina.

Hafeezah knows the importance of supporting early childhood experiences. Hafeezah has a Master’s degree in organizational management and leadership from Capella University. She has a background in community outreach, family services, and victim advocacy.

Hafeezah looks forward to amplifying the voices of children and families in South Carolina.


Tara Davis (She/Her)

South Carolina Senior Associate Family Engagement

Tara comes to us from the Orangeburg County School District, where she was the Community Engagement Coordinator for Save the Children Early Education Programs.

In that role, she was responsible for coordinating the efforts and activities of the local Community Collaborative, improving educational outcomes through collaboration, building community partnerships, increasing knowledge and skills with parents, implementing community participatory approaches, and program planning.

Before USP, Tara worked for the Orangeburg Community Action Agency Head Start Center as a Head Start teacher, where she worked with children in the classroom focusing on individualized child development and classroom management.

Tara has an associate degree in early childhood education and has plans to further her education and receive her bachelor’s degree. Tara is a mother of four, and loves working in the community, ministry, singing and gardening.