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Actress Touts Early Childhood Education

The way Frankfort was buzzing on Tuesday, you might have expected a celebrity to appear.

And in fact one did. The film and television actress Jennifer Garner graced the gray carpets of the state capitol to talk with lawmakers about much needed resources for struggling children and families. Garner is a trustee of Save the Children, a non-profit organization that provides health and education programs as well as emergency services to children across America.

Garner testified in support of funding for early childhood education and literacy.

Save the Children began in England in 1919 to help youth in war-ravaged countries in Europe. The movement spread to the United States in the early 1930s, starting with programs to feed and clothe needy school children in Harlan County. The organization maintains a regional office in Berea.

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