Junior Council and Student Ambassador Programs

Save the Children Junior Council was established in 2011 in the Cold Spring Harbor School District. Since that time, junior/senior high school students have been involved in a variety of activities to raise awareness and support for children around the world. In 2015, the program expanded with outreach to local public, middle and high schools. Currently, Student Ambassadors come from 12 public, private and parochial schools in Suffolk and Nassau counties. Some of their many projects include: volunteering at a local preschool; holding fund-raisers for hurricane relief and refugees; and advocating for Early Childhood Education and Head Start programs.

2020: The Hunger Challenge Fighting Hunger and Malnutrition

Since 2013 Save the Children Long Island Junior Council students participate in a yearly challenge offered by Students Rebuild.

Students Rebuild is an organization, which strives to create global citizens. Each challenge is part art project, part philanthropy, and part immersion in global learning. Students Rebuild Challenges connect K-12 students worldwide in a common effort to make a difference. Each work of art generates a donation from the Bezos Family Foundation to support respected organizations around the world which work to strengthen communities.

This year, the challenge was a HUNGER CHALLENGE.

Tens of millions of children around the world go to bed hungry or malnourished. The Bezos Family Foundation donated $2.3M to the Hunger Challenge during the to support the response efforts of organizations like No Kid Hungry and Save the Children. This means our team's participation will have a direct impact on hunger and food insecurity resulting from COVID-19.

Our students created recipe art. Each recipe generated a $6 donation from The Bezos Family Foundation. Here are some examples: