We’re Empowering Illinoisans to Be the Voice for Kids

Illinoisans 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 committed to ensuring all children succeed in school and life.

Learn how we’re investing in Illinois’ future. 


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Illinois in the News

Illinois Legislative Session Ends with Big Wins for Kids

“I applaud Governor Pritzker for being a steadfast champion for children, and thank our policymakers for prioritizing kids and families during this year’s legislative session,” said John Gaudette, Illinois State Manager for Save the Children Action Network. Washington, D.C. (April …


All Children Need Access to Pre-K

Children have the ability to develop their literacy, mathematics and social skills before entering kindergarten. That is why it was so exciting to see the Chicago step up with a plan to create universal, full-day pre-K available for all the children of Chicago, regardless of family income.

Kids, a Winning Investment

More states and municipalities are recognizing the benefits of early education and child care and are devoting more resources to increasing access and improving quality.

State Leadership

Griffen Saul
Lead Associate, Volunteer Engagement
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Griffen joined SCAN in 2022, but has been an advocate his whole life. In 2016, he founded his own non-profit organization, We Are Able, to empower young people to be the change they want to see in the world. Throughout his career, he has led local and national campaigns to address issues of inequality. When not campaigning, you can most likely find Griffen rock climbing, doing yoga, or anything outdoors!


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