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We’re Empowering South Carolinans to Be the Voice for Kids

 South Carolinans 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.

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Save the Children Action Network Applauds South Carolina Lawmakers for Expanding Public 4K

Save the Children Action Network is thrilled with the South Carolina state budget, released today, which historically expands the state’s public four-year-old kindergarten program. Before today’s announcement, only four-year-olds residing in low-income school districts could access publicly funded 4K. But, now, all South Carolina four-year-olds from income-eligible families can enroll, no matter where they live.

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Save the Children Applauds Introduction of the SMART Act

Save the Children is pleased to endorse the bipartisan Summer Meals Alternative Relief and Transportation (SMART) Act being introduced in Congress today by Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Cory Booker (D-NJ). The SMART Act would ensure children in rural communities and other hard-to-reach areas have access to nutritious meals during the summer months when school meals are not accessible. Currently, at the end of the school year, only 14 percent of eligible low-income children receive meals through the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), often because they cannot access meal distribution sites due to distance or lack of transportation. The SMART Act would work to address this by establishing an alternate food distribution service option, direct home delivery.

State Leadership


Hafeezah Yates
State Manager, South Carolina

Hafeezah Yates a Charleston, SC native is a lifelong advocate for children. She has served in many different capacities serving children and families in South Carolina. Hafeezah knows the importance of supporting early childhood experiences. Hafeezah a single mom of two, 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.

Email Hafeezah at [email protected]

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