As the political voice for kids, we’re engaging communities and policymakers across the country to ensure children have a healthy and strong start in life.

By advocating for high-quality early childhood education and ending preventable child and maternal deaths, our advocates are making a lasting impact in the lives of children around the world.

There are countless ways you can raise your voice for kids! Our activists post information and actions to their social media pages, staff booths at community events, meet with elected officials and ask political candidates questions about how they would work to help children.

Becoming a SCAN volunteer will also positively impact your life as well as the lives of children in your state and beyond.

Upcoming Events

To learn more about an upcoming event or to volunteer, please contact Mike Salamon at [email protected].

Iowa State University Save the Children Action Network Pizza Social

Iowa State University, Carver Hall (map) September 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wednesday | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm| Carver 0101 | Hangout, eat pizza  and plan for ways we can be a voice for children on campus!

Do you believe all kids should have the best chance to succeed? Unfortunately:

  • Around the world, 16,000 children under the age of five die every day.
  • In the United States, 16 million children living in poverty enter school unprepared.

You can make a difference! Save the Children Action Network is training and mobilizing people like you to take action and help kids have the best start in life.

Come to our first official club meeting, dive deeper into issues that are impacting children around the world, and then we’ll round out the night to brainstorm ways to be a bigger presence on campus.

Where: Meet at Carver 0101 on campus

When: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Hungry? We’ll have pizza and snacks and beverages.

Hope to see you there.

Kansas: Volunteer Information Session

Lawrence Public Library (map) September 18 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Come learn more about how to get involved with Save the Children Action Network – Lawrence!

We will discuss the Reach Every Mother and Child Act and how to help get this bill passed by encouraging/thanking our senators for their support! We will also brainstorm some ways to get the word out about the importance of Early Childhood Education to ensure those programs continue to get funding!

You can find more information and RSVP here.

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

Mike Salamon, Associate Director of Mobilization

Mike Salamon came to Save the Children Action Network in 2015 with over a decade of experience in foreign policy, international development, and grassroots advocacy, most recently as Senior Organizer for American Jewish World Service. Mike has previously worked for several organizations in Washington, DC including The ONE Campaign, the New Democrat Network, the Wildlife Conservation Society, the Truman National Security Project, and U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler of Florida. He was also a Fellow with the Managing the Fear Factor project at the U.S. in the World Initiative.

A native of Brooklyn, New York, Mike has earned a Master’s degree in International Affairs from the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University, and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Florida State University. In his personal life, Mike is married to a 3rd grade teacher in the DC Public School system, has two young sons, and is an animal lover and proud owner of a dog and a cat.

[email protected]