|By PR Newswire||
|April 8, 2014 09:17 PM EDT||
WASHINGTON, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Save the Children recognized U.S. Sen. John Boozman (R-AR) today with a Congressional Champion for Children award for his leadership on issues affecting children. The senator accepted the award at Save the Children's Advocacy Summit, in front of an audience of students who travelled across the country to Washington, D.C. to learn how to become an effective voice for children.
"Providing children globally the tools they need to live up to their greatest potential is the right thing to do," Sen. Boozman said. "I am humbled by this recognition because Save the Children is a leading advocate for improving future generations. I will continue to promote anti-hunger initiatives and investments in our children in Congress because every child deserves the opportunity to succeed."
Presenting the award to Sen. Boozman were two students from Central High School in West Helena, Ark., sisters Ariel, 15, and Dominique, 17, House, who have won scholarships to attend Save the Children's Advocacy Summit this year.
Save the Children presented the Congressional award to two other legislators, U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Congressman Richard Hanna (R-NY), for putting children first. Among a number of high-profile guest speakers at the event were U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan; actress, platinum-selling recording artist and youth advocate Bridgit Mendler, known for her star role on the Disney Channel's Good Luck Charlie series; Andrea Mitchell of MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Reports; Cokie Roberts of ABC and NPR; and CNN's Kevin Madden and Stephanie Cutter.
Designed to encourage youth across America to become advocates for children around the globe, Save the Children's Advocacy Summit is broadcast live online from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. EST on April 8, and from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. EST on April 9. To view the live stream, visit: www.savethechildren.org/virtual-summit.
Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in 120 countries, including the United States. We aim to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives by improving their health, education and economic opportunities. In times of acute crisis, we mobilize rapid assistance to help children recover from the effects of war, conflict and natural disasters. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
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