Advocacy Summit 2017

March 26 - 28, Washington D.C.

Every child deserves a strong start in life. This is why we're bringing our supporters from all over the country together to call on our elected leaders to invest in children from the start.

Why Advocacy?

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Simply put, the time has come to give voice to those who are unable to advocate for themselves: our children. We must be the voice for kids, working together to achieve broad expansion of early childhood education and end preventable deaths of moms and kids once and for all.

Advocacy is one of the most powerful and effective ways you can use your voice to raise awareness about the needs of vulnerable children and put positive pressure on our leaders to act.

We believe every child should have the opportunity for a strong start in life, with the best chance for a bright future. Advocacy will help make that belief a reality.

How to Apply

Fill out the appropriate application below. We’ll be in touch with you on the status of your application within a few weeks!

Advocacy Summit Application - Adult

  • Where are you registered to vote?
  • Do you currently attend school? If so, where?
  • Why are you passionate about ensuring access to high-quality early learning for every U.S. child?
  • Why are you passionate about ending preventable, early childhood deaths around the world?
  • Have you ever participated in any advocacy, community, or volunteer work?
  • Why are you interested in attending the 2017 Advocacy Summit?
  • How do you see yourself implementing the knowledge and skills learned at the Advocacy Summit in your community?
  • If you are not selected to attend the Advocacy Summit, would you still be interested in engaging in advocacy with Save the Children Action Network? If yes, choose the advocacy actions you may be interested in or would like to learn more about. To select multiple choices, Ctrl-click (PC) or Apple key-click (Mac)
  • I understand that if I attend the Advocacy Summit and I receive a grant from Save the Children Action Network to do so, I am committed to becoming involved with Save the Children Action Network’s work in my community.

Advocacy Summit Application - Student

  • Year in School
  • Where should we send you mail?
  • If you are registered to vote, where? (Usually your home address)
  • Date of Birth
  • Parent or Legal Guardian's Information (if under age 18)
  • Why are you passionate about ensuring access to high-quality early learning for every U.S. child?
  • Why are you passionate about ending preventable, early childhood deaths around the world?
  • Have you ever participated in any advocacy, community, or volunteer work?
  • Why are you interested in attending the 2017 Advocacy Summit?
  • How do you see yourself implementing the knowledge and skills learned at the Advocacy Summit at your school?
  • Students who attend the Advocacy Summit and attend school in a SCAN state (IA, IL, NH, SC, WA) will be expected to become involved in SCAN’s Student Ambassador Program, a network of high school and college students around the country working on local and national advocacy efforts to promote issues affecting kids. If chosen to attend, will you commit to participating in the Student Ambassador Program for at least one year?
  • If you are not selected to attend the Advocacy Summit, would you still be interested in engaging in advocacy with Save the Children Action Network? If yes, choose the advocacy actions you may be interested in or would like to learn more about. To select multiple choices, Ctrl-click (PC) or Apple key-click (Mac)

 

 

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This year’s event was made possible, in part, by generous support from Community PlayThings.