This month FlexJobs is proud to feature and donate to Save the Children, a program that helps educate, feed, and protect children.
Each month during 2019, FlexJobs is highlighting a fantastic nonprofit organization that we feel strongly about, and we will be donating $6,000 throughout the year!
Come back each month to read about our selected nonprofit and see how they are helping to shape a better world.
This month we’re donating to Save the Children, a global network of nonprofits dedicated to improving the lives of children around the world. With 30 different organizations working in over 120 different countries, Save the Children helps children grow up healthy, educated, and safe.
A Long History
Started in 1919, some of Save the Children’s earliest missions included helping feed children who were unable to get food during World War I, and reunifying families separated by crises. Over time, their mission expanded from crisis-driven responses to providing long-term aid to those in need.
While Save the Children continues to provide humanitarian responses to conflict and natural disasters, they also provide services to help children grow up healthy and educated. Some of Save the Children’s services include health and nutrition services for expectant parents and newborns. They also provide education and counseling to children in need.
Helping in America
Save the Children is a global network with a global mission. And, part of that mission includes helping American children in need. While most American children are not directly affected by war, they are impacted by poverty. Nearly 1 out of every 5 U.S. children grow up in poverty. And the child poverty rate is even higher in rural areas.
Low-income children need educational support to help them succeed and achieve in school. If a child is not reading at grade-level by third grade, they will continue to fall behind every year. And, most low-income children start school more than 18 months behind their higher-income peers.
Providing access to programs like Head Start helps low-income children achieve important educational milestones that will help throughout their schooling. And summer programs help alleviate “summer slide” in later years to help keep kids from falling behind.
How Remote Work Helps
The flexible nature of remote work can provide parents with a schedule that allows them to be home for their kids and present for activities, school pick-up and drop-off, and more. Additionally, flexible scheduling can allow for parents to help their kids with schoolwork and provide academic support where needed.
More importantly, with a remote job, rural residents don’t have to choose between their communities and a job. Remote work allows residents to stay in their communities, support the local economy, and give back without losing access to opportunities.
To learn more about Save the Children, their global mission, and how you can support healthy, educated children around the world, visit their website.
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