We want to welcome RI lawmakers to the new legislative session and make sure they keep important kids issues like child care and early childhood education on the table. All kids deserve a strong start in life.
We’re Empowering Rhode Islanders to Be the Voice for Kids
Rhode Islanders 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.
SCAN Supports Gov. Raimondo’s Early Education Plans
Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo and SCAN CEO Mark Shriver read to children at a pre-K classroom in Pawtucket.
SCAN President Mark Shriver applauded Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo for signing a state budget that increases preschool funding by $8 million and provides 280 new high-quality seats.
Save the Children Action Network Applauds Rhode Island House Finance Committee for Funding Preschool Expansion
SCAN President Mark Shriver applauded Rhode Island House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello for approving a state budget on Friday that provides increases in funding for preschool by $8 million.
As Governor Gina Raimondo said, one way we can continue to make a difference for kids in Rhode Island is to expand early childhood education. It’s the best way to break the cycle of poverty.
Samantha joined SCAN in 2018 following a year on tour with U2, first managing The ONE Campaign’s U2 partnership and most recently as the band’s environmental sustainability lead. Prior to road life, Sam worked on mobilization teams at Global Zero and The ONE Campaign. When not campaigning, you’ll most likely find Sam at a live music venue, listening to a podcast or with her 20+ houseplants.