Apply to Attend the 2020 Save the Children Advocacy Summit and Student Ambassador Program!

What is the 2020 Save the Children Advocacy Summit? When is it?

Sunday, April 26 – Tuesday April 28, 2020

The Advocacy Summit is a three-day experience of dynamic sessions, exciting speakers and meetings with your elected leaders. The summit provides a unique opportunity for our supporters to delve deeper into the issues, receive training from leading experts and act to ensure that matters critical to children’s lives and futures are prioritized by our elected leaders.

The Advocacy Summit convenes congressional leaders, journalists, policy experts and individuals just like you committed to a shared vision for the future of children.

The Issues:

The Advocacy Summit will focus on three priorities in 2020:

  • Early Childhood Education in the US
  • Investing in Girls
  • Keeping Children Safe at the Border

Through these three priorities, we will come together at the summit to learn, share ideas and ask our members of Congress to support smart policies that give children here and abroad a strong start in life.

This info is taken from the following documents: 2020 Advocacy Summit Backgrounder and the 2020 Advocacy Summit Invitation **

**Please note: Do NOT apply using the links in the documents. Please complete the application below, instead. If you have any questions, reach out to Helen Lipsky, Maggie Tydings, or Ally Kell.

Save the Children Student Ambassador Program:

By attending Save the Children’s 2020 Advocacy Summit, you are also committing to being a Save the Children Action Network Student Ambassador the remainder of the 2020 school year and years beyond while at DA. This means that you will represent Save the Children on Deerfield’s campus, raising awareness through events and action throughout the year. As a Student Ambassador, you will be required to host three awareness-raising events a term and host national events on Deerfield’s campus. In addition, you will network with other Student Ambassadors from around the nation during monthly phone calls, and check in with the Program Coordinator about your progress and position. The Student Ambassador Program builds a network of high school and college students who are engaging in work related to Save the Children, and by applying to attend the Summit, you could be a part of it!

Logistics and Cost:

Students will depart with the faculty advisor & the rest of the group Sunday, April 26 from Deerfield Academy and will travel to Washington DC. They will stay in a hotel through Tuesday April 28. Students will be responsible for the cost of airfare and the hotel stay. Deerfield Academy and Save the Children will be covering all other costs associated with attendance at the summit and meals. Financial aid is available.


If you are interested in attending the summit, please fill out the application below by 11:00pm on February 20th (PLEASE NOTE EXTENSION OF DEADLINE).

By attending the summit, students will be required to join Save the Children’s Student Ambassador Program for the remainder of the year as well as following school years, and commit to advocacy and action throughout the year. This application will also serve as an expression of your interest in this program.

Criteria for selection includes strength of the application, demonstrated interest in service and advocacy with special consideration for students currently involved in Save the Children initiatives and/or interested the above listed issues, and school citizenship.

If you do not receive a copy of your application in your email, we have not received it. Please be sure to save your responses in a word document, in case you need to resubmit.

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