NEWS: Nominations OPEN for 2017 Ally in Prevention Awards
January 15, 2017
This April, during National Child Abuse Prevention Month, SCAN and its Allies in Prevention Coalition will host the 15th Annual Allies in Prevention Awards. Nominations are being accepted until February 10, 2017.
- Download the official nomination form here.
- Meet last year’s honorees here.
NEWS: SCAN Receives $5,000 Grant from RiteAid Foundation
January 12, 2017
The Rite Aid Foundation has now welcomed more than 430 charities to its KidCents program. Each of the organizations selected is dedicated to improving the health and wellness of children and will participate in the program. Selected by Rite Aid associates and representative of the communities served by Rite Aid, each charity will receive a $5,000 KidCents grant in recognition of their efforts and participation in the KidCents program, totaling more than $1 million.
> Read more about the KidsCents Program here.
From the blog: Two incredible teens and why they help SCAN
April 7, 2014
We are continually impressed and inspired by the young volunteers involved with SCAN. There’s something special about teenagers making the time commitment to be a connection for kids in their own community, and for setting an example that many adults would be smart to follow. This month – as we launch our new Kids Need Connections campaign – seems like the perfect time to share a teen perspective of SCAN and its programs, so we sat down with Colleen and Cecily, two local high school students with a passion for supporting SCAN this month and all year long.
SCAN: Girls, tell us a little about yourselves.
COLLEEN: I’m a senior at TC Williams High School, and I run the TC Abuse Awareness Club. We’re helping SCAN by running bake sales, promoting the symbol of the pinwheel around our school, making posters with statistics to raise awareness of abuse in our community, and any other things SCAN may ask for assistance with.
CECILY: I’m a junior at Patriot High School. I’m helping SCAN as an individual. I’m self-motivated, and decided to reach out and support SCAN this April because it’s a wonderful cause.
SCAN: Why do you think it’s so important for young people to get involved with abuse prevention?
COLLEEN: As a youth in foster care myself, I understand how child abuse is still shadowed by social taboos, and I believe that we as youth should (more…)