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Children are the future. But many children cannot meet their basic needs or get the protection they deserve today. These children cannot vote, and their voices alone are too soft or distant to reach those who can help. And so their struggles continue.
You have the power to change that. You can be a voice for children.
Save the Children invites you to join its annual Advocacy Summit in Washington, DC. Get educated, get motivated and get activated. Get ready to change the world for children and change the world for good.
Hear from leading experts about the greatest challenges facing children right now – in the United States, and around the world. Learn how the right action at the right time can transform a child's chances to survive grave threats and climb great heights. Discuss how helping children reach their full potential can, in turn, transform whole communities, economies and global realities.Meet government, business and cultural leaders who are standing up for children. Then stand with them to push children to the top of the political agenda. From health and nutrition, to early
childhood development and education, to protecting children at times of crisis and natural disaster – you'll learn how to contribute to the children's issues that speak to you most.
Explore interactive exhibits, dynamic breakout sessions and, for younger participants from around the country, a special forum designed to tap your creativity and empower youth voices.
Speak with Save the Children staff, leaders and dedicated supporters from all walks of life. Count on surprise guests and special performances to build the excitement. Then wrap it all up with a visit to Capitol Hill. There, you'll powerfully advocate for children with lawmakers and staff, call for concrete actions, and promise to join Save the Children in holding these leaders accountable.
Gather for a photo on the steps of the U.S. Capitol and pay tribute to the lasting contribution you've already made and to your investment in carrying on.
For those who cannot travel to Washington, special virtual offerings will engage participants wherever they are and offer online tools to advocate for children on social media and beyond. Whether in-person or online, all participants will take away an understanding of the most pressing needs children face and the great potential we all have to address them.
Children don't make big campaign contributions or lead powerful organizations. But they can have an outsized influence through your commitment to making their voices heard. Save the Children's Advocacy Summit will equip you to make an immediate impact for children and to stay vigorously engaged in their cause.