When Youth Advocate, We All Rise

Youth matter.

That thought has stayed with me in the days since ChildFund International’s second annual Advocacy Day, March 24, when 27 ChildFund colleagues visited Capitol Hill in teams to speak with members of Congress and their staff about issues critical to the well-being of children and youth worldwide.

Youth From Jackson, Mississippi, join ChildFund on Capitol Hill

This year, some special guests joined us: eight Youth Ambassadors from Jackson, Mississippi — high-school students who participate in our Civic Engagement and Leadership program through our local partner organization there, Operation Shoestring. I was lucky enough to be on their team for the day.

Read the full blog by ChildFund International President and CEO Anne Goddard on Huffington Post.