International Literacy Day
#FINDTHEWORDS WORD-A-THON

By age 3, children in low-income homes hear an average of 30 million fewer words than their peers, putting them 18 months behind developmentally and at a great disadvantage before they even start school.

Be a part of Word-a-Thon and help us raise awareness about early childhood education for kids in need. Join our celebrity team and share a pic, status, or video about your favorite word and what meaning it holds for you. Just tag it #Findthewords. That’s it.

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Check Out Who's Helping to “Find the Words”...

Meet the #FindTheWords team! They have joined us to support our efforts to fund and provide access to quality early education programs and resources for children in need. See when your favorite will share their Word-a-Thon post.

  • Carolyn Miles, President & CEO
    Carolyn commits to helping change the way the world treats children every single day. She has spearheaded #FindTheWords to make a lasting difference in access to early childhood education for low-income families.
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  • Christina Milian
    Christina is a mother, recording artist and actress – in addition to being a role model for young girls. She supports many children’s organizations to create a better future for young people worldwide.
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  • Molly Sims
    Molly is a mother, actress, and children’s advocate. She works on behalf of many organizations to raise awareness for kids and their health all over the world.
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  • Jennifer Garner
    Jennifer is a mother of three and Artist Ambassador for Save the Children, where she works to ensure that every child in America has access to quality education from cradle to cap and gown.
  • Minnie Driver
    Minnie Driver is an actress, singer-songwriter, and mother. She works with many international charities and organizations to help kids, animals, and people in need.
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Three Ways To Take Action

Our social wall is buzzing with your images and words!

Thank you for helping us #FindtheWords.

The Kid Hard Facts

Thunderclap lets a message be heard when you and your friends say it together. (Think: "online flash mob”.) Join below to support our campaign by allowing us to post a one-time message (no cost to you, won’t spam your friends) to your feed on September 8th!

Many thanks to our corporate partners for their
support of Save the Children’s education programs.

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