South Carolina

Save the Children has worked in South Carolina since 2003 and currently partners with 15 schools in five counties to deliver programs to more than 5,500 children. Last year, we worked closely with Save the Children to include funding for Save the Children’s early learning programs in the South Carolina state budget. This funding will allow Save the Children to continue to provide critical educational programs to thousands of children across the state.

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 even ask presidential candidates questions about how they would work to help children.

Joining our work will positively impact the lives of kids in South Carolina and beyond.

Upcoming Events

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

College of Charleston Head Start Panel Discussion

College of Charleston (map) April 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm UTC-5

Join us on Wednesday, April 18 at 7pm for a panel discussion on the importance of Head Start and Early Head Start programs. This event is part of our “Head Start Build Bright Futures” week of action. Come hear from a panel of experts about Head Start and Early Head Start programs and learn how you can take action to urge your members of Congress to invest in kids.

When: Wednesday, April 18, 7 – 8:30pm

Where: College of Charleston Education Center, 25 Saint Philip Street, Room 118

Did you know that just 31 percent of eligible kids have access to Head Start? Early Head Start fares worse with only 6 percent of eligible kids having access. These programs are vital, providing comprehensive early education, nutrition, health and parental engagement services to young children and their families.

Come learn more!

RSVP to let us know you’re coming.

Volunteer at EdVenture in Columbia

EdVenture Children’s Museum (map) April 19 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm UTC-5

Would you like to raise awareness about the importance of Head Start and Early Head Start programs? On Thursday, April 19 we’ll have a table at the EdVenture museum in Columbia to do just that! We are looking for volunteers that are available for a few hours between 10am – 3pm. We’ll be asking parents to sign postcards in support of these vital programs and will have a coloring activity for the kids. This event is part of our “Head Start Build Bright Futures” week of action and is part of EdVenture’s Week of the Young Child celebration. Here are the details:

When: Thursday, April 19 from 10am-3pm (multiple shifts available)

Where: EdVenture Children’s Museum, 211 Gervais Street, Columbia

Did you know that just 31 percent of eligible kids have access to Head Start? Early Head Start fares worse with only 6 percent of eligible kids having access. These programs are vital, providing comprehensive early education, nutrition, health and parental engagement services to young children and their families.

Help us spread the word!

Sign up below.

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USC Kahoot Night

University of South Carolina (map) April 19 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm UTC-5

Come play Kahoot with USC students to learn more about SCAN, Early Head Start, Head Start, and other fun topics!

When: Thursday, April 19, 5pm

Where: Callcott 201, College of Geography Building, USC (709 Bull St)

This event is part of our nationwide week of action to raise awareness about the importance of Head Start and Early Head Start programs. Did you know that just 31 percent of eligible kids have access to Head Start? Early Head Start fares worse with only 6 percent of eligible kids having access. These programs are vital, providing comprehensive early education, nutrition, health and parental engagement services to young children and their families. Join us to learn more!

RSVP below to let us know you’re coming!

 

Volunteer at Soda City in Columbia

Soda City Market (map) April 21 @ 8:30 am - 1:30 pm UTC-5

Would you like to raise awareness about the importance of Head Start and Early Head Start programs? On Saturday, April 21 we’ll have a table at Soda City in Columbia to do just that! We are looking for volunteers that are available for a few hours between 8:30am – 1:30pm. We’ll be asking market goers to sign postcards in support of these vital programs and will have a coloring activity for the kids. This event is part of our “Head Start Builds Bright Futures” week of action. Here are the details:

When: Saturday, April 21, 8:30am – 1:30pm (multiple shifts available)

Where: 1500 Main Street, Columbia

Did you know that just 31 percent of eligible kids have access to Head Start? Early Head Start fares worse with only 6 percent of eligible kids having access. These programs are vital, providing comprehensive early education, nutrition, health and parental engagement services to young children and their families.

Help us spread the word!

Sign up below.

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Charleston Early Start for Head Start Breakfast

College of Charleston (map) April 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am UTC-5

Join us on Saturday, April 21 at 10:00 am for a community breakfast focused on the importance of Head Start and Early Head Start programs. This event is part of our “Head Start Builds Bright Futures” week of action. Come hear about the importance of these vital programs and learn how you can take action to urge your members of Congress to invest in kids.

When: Saturday, April 21, 10:00 am

Where: College of Charleston Education Center, 25 Saint Philip Street, Room 116

Did you know that just 31 percent of eligible kids have access to Head Start? Early Head Start fares worse with only 6 percent of eligible kids having access. These programs are vital, providing comprehensive early education, nutrition, health and parental engagement services to young children and their families.

Join us to learn more. Breakfast provided!

RSVP to let us know you’re coming.

Volunteer at KidsFest in Greenville

Upcountry History Museum (map) April 21 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm UTC-5

Would you like to raise awareness about the importance of Head Start and Early Head Start programs? On Saturday, April 21 we’ll have a table at KidsFest in Greenville to do just that! We are looking for volunteers that are available for a few hours between 10:00am – 1:00pm. We’ll be asking KidsFest goers to sign postcards in support of these vital programs and will have a coloring activity for the kids. This event is part of our “Head Start Builds Bright Futures” week of action. Here are the details:

When: Saturday, April 21, 10:00am – 1:00pm (multiple shifts available)

Where: Upcountry History Museum, 540 Buncombe Street, Greenville

Did you know that just 31 percent of eligible kids have access to Head Start? Early Head Start fares worse with only 6 percent of eligible kids having access. These programs are vital, providing comprehensive early education, nutrition, health and parental engagement services to young children and their families.

Help us spread the word!

Sign up below.

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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 your local Save the Children Action Network staff member to learn how you can be a voice for kids.

Katy Seppi
Mobilization Manager, South Carolina

Katy Seppi is a Licensed Master Social Worker who specializes in grassroots organizing, advocacy and management. Prior to joining SCAN, she worked as an organizer for an education nonprofit, training volunteers and connecting them to opportunities to use their voice to create change for kids. Over the past eight years she has worked with individuals and nonprofits on a variety of social justice issues.

Katy grew up in Utah before moving to Georgia where she received her MSW degree from the University of Georgia. She currently lives in Charleston, South Carolina.

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