South Carolina

South Carolinians 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 South Carolinians to be the voice for kids.

See what South Carolina voters have to say about early childhood education.

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].

Polling Results Webinar: South Carolinians Want Candidates to Invest in Kids

Zoom (SC) (map) June 14 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm UTC-5

Last spring, SCAN conducted polling in South Carolina asking voters their thoughts on early education. The results are clear – South Carolinians value early education and are more likely to support candidates that make it a priority. Join us for a webinar to hear about the polling results on Thursday, June 14 at 8:00 PM.

We’ll also introduce our High 5 for Kids campaign, which we’ll be working on now through the midterm elections in November. Join us to learn how you can be a voice for kids this election season by engaging South Carolina’s gubernatorial and congressional candidates to highlight their stances on early learning.

RSVP below for webinar link.

SC Polling Webinar

Columbia House Party: Child Care Summer Scramble

Private Home (map) June 19 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm UTC-5

Join Save the Children Action Network (SCAN) for our monthly volunteer meeting!

School’s almost out for the summer and that means parents across the state will be scrambling to find quality child care. For too many families, the cost of high-quality child care is out of reach.

Join us for a letter writing party to urge members of Congress to increase funding for a program called Child Care and Development Grants, which helps more children access quality child care.


Tuesday, June 19 | 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. | 2 China Rose Court, Columbia

This house party is open to everyone. It doesn’t matter if you’re new to SCAN or a seasoned volunteer, we want to see you there – and children are welcome, too!

Refreshments provided.

Sign up below to let us know  you’re coming!

Advocate for Kids Training in Greenville, SC

Hughes Library (map) June 23 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm UTC-5

Charleston July Volunteer Meeting

Mercantile & Mash (map) July 9 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm UTC-5

Join Save the Children Action Network (SCAN) for our monthly volunteer meeting!

Would you like to see progress for kids in the Palmetto State and around the world? Join us to find out how you can use your voice to make a difference! We’ll discuss upcoming campaigns and volunteer opportunities.


Monday, July 9 | 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. | Mercantile & Mash, 701 E Bay, Charleston

Free parking available at the venue. This meeting is open to everyone. It doesn’t matter if you’re new to SCAN or a seasoned volunteer, we want to see you there – and children are welcome, too!

Sign up below to let us know  you’re coming!

Greenville July Volunteer Meeting

Starbucks (map) July 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm UTC-5

Join Save the Children Action Network (SCAN) for our monthly volunteer meeting!

Would you like to see progress for kids in the Palmetto State and around the world? Join us to find out how you can use your voice to make a difference! We’ll discuss upcoming campaigns and volunteer opportunities.


Tuesday, July 17 | 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. | 1130 Woodruff Road, Greenville

Free parking available on site. This meeting is open to everyone. It doesn’t matter if you’re new to SCAN or a seasoned volunteer, we want to see you there – and children are welcome, too!

Sign up below to let us know  you’re coming!

Columbia July Volunteer Meeting

Richland Main Library (map) July 17 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm UTC-5

Join Save the Children Action Network (SCAN) for our monthly volunteer meeting!

Would you like to see progress for kids in the Palmetto State and around the world? Join us to find out how you can use your voice to make a difference! We’ll discuss upcoming campaigns and volunteer opportunities.


Tuesday, July 17 | 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. | Richland Main Library, 1431 Assembly Street, #213, Columbia

Metered parking free after 6pm. This meeting is open to everyone. It doesn’t matter if you’re new to SCAN or a seasoned volunteer, we want to see you there – and children are welcome, too!

Sign up below to let us know  you’re coming!

Charleston August Volunteer Meeting

Mercantile & Mash (map) August 13 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm UTC-5

Join Save the Children Action Network (SCAN) for our monthly volunteer meeting!

Would you like to see progress for kids in the Palmetto State and around the world? Join us to find out how you can use your voice to make a difference! We’ll discuss upcoming campaigns and volunteer opportunities.


Monday, August 13 | 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. | Mercantile & Mash, 701 E Bay, Charleston

Free parking available at the venue. This meeting is open to everyone. It doesn’t matter if you’re new to SCAN or a seasoned volunteer, we want to see you there – and children are welcome, too!

Sign up below to let us know  you’re coming!

Greenville August Volunteer Meeting

Starbucks (map) August 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm UTC-5

Join Save the Children Action Network (SCAN) for our monthly volunteer meeting!

Would you like to see progress for kids in the Palmetto State and around the world? Join us to find out how you can use your voice to make a difference! We’ll discuss upcoming campaigns and volunteer opportunities.


Tuesday, August 21 | 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. | 1130 Woodruff Road, Greenville

Free parking available on site. This meeting is open to everyone. It doesn’t matter if you’re new to SCAN or a seasoned volunteer, we want to see you there – and children are welcome, too!

Sign up below to let us know  you’re coming!

Columbia August Volunteer Meeting

Richland Main Library (map) August 21 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm UTC-5

Join Save the Children Action Network (SCAN) for our monthly volunteer meeting!

Would you like to see progress for kids in the Palmetto State and around the world? Join us to find out how you can use your voice to make a difference! We’ll discuss upcoming campaigns and volunteer opportunities.


Tuesday, August 21 | 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. | Richland Main Library, 1431 Assembly Street, #213, Columbia

Metered parking free after 6pm. This meeting is open to everyone. It doesn’t matter if you’re new to SCAN or a seasoned volunteer, we want to see you there – and children are welcome, too!

Sign up below to let us know  you’re coming!

Campaign Materials

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

View Polling Results: South Carolina Voters Care about Early Childhood Education 

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.

[email protected]