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Champion Student Well-Being on Committee for Children’s Washington State Advocacy Day

SEATTLE—On Monday, Feb 27, 2023, Committee for Children will hold their annual Advocacy Day at the Washington State Capitol in Olympia.

Amid academic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing student mental health crisis, parents, teachers, and community members know the value of teaching children the social-emotional life skills they need to be resilient, self-disciplined, and productive. And they’re eager to advocate with their lawmakers to ensure children have the social-emotional skills necessary for success in school and beyond.

Committee for Children’s Advocacy Day gives parents, educators, and community members the opportunity to speak with Washington State legislators about why building essential social-emotional life skills is vital to children’s education and their futures. Attendees will hear from notable speakers on current legislation, receive training on how to advocate to their lawmakers, and participate in group meetings with state representatives and senators to share their experiences.

“Meeting with lawmakers is one of the most important ways we as constituents can advocate policies that set our children up to thrive in the classroom and throughout their lives,” said Jordan Posamentier, Committee for Children’s vice president of policy and advocacy. “Join us on Washington State Advocacy Day to champion young people’s learning, well-being, safety, and mental wellness.”

Register here to lend your voice and be an advocate for students.


About Committee for Children

Committee for Children is a global nonprofit that has championed the safety and well-being of children through social-emotional learning, child protection, and bullying prevention for more than 40 years. With a history of action and influence, we’re known as a leader in social-emotional education and a force in advocacy, research, and innovation in the field. We take a comprehensive approach to SEL, promoting social-emotional well-being from birth to early adulthood—supporting not just classrooms, but entire communities. As our programs transform the lives of more than 24.4 million children per year, we rise to meet societal challenges to ensure children everywhere can thrive. Visit to learn more.

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