Category: Save the Children

Facebook Update | Jennifer shared what you can do to #FightFamine and #SaveLives with the Global Emergency Response Coalition.

Jennifer Garner shared in her official facebook account this week, this video to share and give to #FightFamine and #SaveLives with the Global Emergency Response Coalition.

To support the causes you can click here: http://bit.ly/2tXxy4G

 

You can access the screencaps from this video in our gallery!

The quality is not so good.

Miscellaneous > Social Media > 04 | Oficial Facebook – Video

001.jpg 011.jpg 016.jpg 043.jpg

 

Events | Jennifer stresses Early Education With US Governors

Events | Jennifer stresses Early Education With US Governors

Actress Jennifer Garner says growing up “surrounded by generational, rural poverty” in West Virginia inspired her to become an advocate for early-childhood education.

Garner spoke at a meeting of the National Governors Association on Saturday about programs that bring educators into the homes of low-income parents to help them get their kids ready for kindergarten. At one point, her microphone was cut off and she said, “It’s like the Oscars!”

Garner says kids who don’t come to school prepared face huge disadvantages later in life. She says she saw it growing up, when kids stopped showing up at school and “disappeared off the face of the earth.”

She says intervention can make a difference with parents who lack the resources to help their kids’ developing brains.

Check all pictures in our gallery:

Appearances > 2017 > February, 25 – National Governors Association Winter Meeting about early education

Jennifer will be joining governors at NGA’s Winter Meeting to discuss children’s advocacy!

Jennifer will be joining governors at NGA’s Winter Meeting to discuss children’s advocacy!

The National Governors Association (NGA) shared in her official instagram account that Jennifer will be discuss children’s advocacy this Saturday, 10:15am ET.

The live will happen in official NGA site: https://www.nga.org/cms/home.html

News | Jennifer Is One of PEOPLE’s 25 Women Changing the World: ‘I’m Not Afraid to Try’

News | Jennifer Is One of PEOPLE’s 25 Women Changing the World: ‘I’m Not Afraid to Try’

After eight years serving as an artistic ambassador for Save the Children, which provides relief and support for kids in rural America and developing countries, Jennifer Garner has learned the importance of working in the field.

The actress, 44, now a trustee for the nonprofit, and her friend, the fund’s president and CEO Carolyn Miles, are among PEOPLE’s 25 Women Changing the World. While visiting Brooks Elementary in Duncan, Mississippi, the two women sat down to discuss their friendship and their fight for all kids to have a promising future.

The people that we tend to serve are people that are out of the way, the hardest to get to and nobody else seems to reach out and grab for. And that’s true in the U.S. as well,” Garner explains.

We want three things: We want kids to not die from preventable diseases; we want every child to get into school and have a high-quality education; and we want to protect kids from violence and harm,” Miles adds.

Following Miles’ lead, Garner has come to realize that the only way to accomplish these goals is to volunteer on the front lines. For instance, the actress recalls that when Ebola broke out, Miles was on the first plane to Africa. “All of us were saying, ‘You know what? We kind of need you. Can you maybe rethink going to middle of hell and just stay put here in Connecticut and we’ll help from afar?’ 

But Garner says, “Carolyn knows better than anyone, you have to go. You have to see it with your own eyes. You have to participate in the work that you’re doing. You can’t sit somewhere and just write emails. You have to actually go.”

Her emphasis on groundwork has led Miles all over the world. In Syria, the CEO has followed “the paths of refugees from the point of contact, to where they end up, to how they’re traveling, to what their education looks like for their kids,” Garner says, for example.  

While Garner admits she’s not an expert in every facet of Save’s organization, she attributes her success with the fund to the hands-on approach she learned from Miles. “I don’t see myself as someone who’s an expert on poverty in rural America or who has a business degree and should be on a board of a huge organization like Save. But I do understand tackling a problem. And I do understand just diving in,” she explains.

“All I mean when I say that is I can tell myself, ‘Well, you can tackle this one email’ that I might be intimidated to write or I can tackle getting to Mississippi and covering my kids at home and making sure everything is set so that I can go and be with the kids here for a couple of days. I can tackle it. I’m not afraid to try. So that’s my word and that would be my word of encouragement, to anyone. You can make a difference if you’re just not afraid to tackle.”

Source: People