Iowans 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.

That’s why we’re empowering everyday Iowans to be the voice for kids.

Iowan activists use their voices in a number of ways! Our activists post information and actions to their social media pages, staff booths at community events, meet with elected officials and even ask presidential candidates questions about how they would work to help children.

There are countless ways you can use your voice to advocate for children. Plus, joining in our work will positively impact your life as well as the lives of children in Iowa and beyond.

Upcoming Events

July 29, 2017 IA Advocate for Kids Training

Urbandale Public Library (map) July 29 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm


Educate, activate and inspire yourself and others to be a voice for kids by joining us at a free Advocate for Kids Training. Plus free yummy local food!

During this training, you will learn how:

  • To speak clearly and succinctly about critical kids’ issues
  • To make the case for early childhood education and the survival of kids around the world
  • To ask elected officials questions about how they will ensure kids are a priority
  • To be a powerful advocate for kids

This event is free and open to the public, so please sign up today and bring a friend!

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Campaign Materials

We want to help you be an effective voice for kids. Below are resources to help you take action in your community.

Join Us

Contact Iowa’s Save the Children Action Network staff member to learn how you can be a voice for kids.

E.J. Wallace
Mobilization Manager, Iowa

E.J. brings a deep passion for social justice and community engagement to the SCAN team, fueled by his family and faith. He began his interest in advocacy and community organizing at Drake University, where he studied Sociology and volunteered with various community based organizations.

From 2010 to 2014, E.J. was a community organizer with the hotel workers union, UNITE HERE! in Honolulu, Hawaii. In this role, he learned the value of empowering people to use their collective voices to make positive, lasting change that benefited their entire community.

E.J. is an Iowa native and a father of an amazing 3-year-old. He is excited to work in his home state, mobilizing Iowans to hold policy makers accountable to children and families.

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