Lindsey Strachan Steps into BYP Vice-Chair Role
What has your life/work experience been that brought you to SCAN?
I’ve always had a special place in my heart for children and their wellbeing – I grew up coaching and teaching swim lessons to Richmond area kids, I earned my PK-6 teaching license in college, I worked and interned for the U.S. Senate’s education committee and the Virginia Commission on Youth, and in law school I worked in an education rights clinic providing pro bono legal assistance to Richmond area students and their families. Because my day to day job now does not give me the opportunity to work with children, SCAN’s BYP fills that void and allows me to continue serving my community’s families and children in a meaningful way. I believe in SCAN’s mission and programs, and I feel lucky to be able to play small role in support of SCAN.  

What inspires you to stay involved with your work at SCAN? 
The people I’ve met! From the other BYP members, the Board of Directors, SCAN’s staff, and of course, the community served by SCAN, everyone I’ve met through my experience on the BYP has inspired my continued involvement with SCAN. SCAN has a unique way of attracting passionate and energetic people, and that energy is both contagious and inspiring. There’s just good work being done at SCAN by good people. I didn’t know anyone at SCAN or on the BYP when I first joined, but I am really grateful that I’ve been able to build this network of people similarly passionate about Richmond area children. 

2020 Blue and White Ball Announced!
March 7, 2020
SCAN's Board of Young Professionals will be hosting the 2020 Blue and White Ball on March 7, 2020 at the Science Museum of Virginia ! This event has been a sell out success the past few years raising over $39,500 for SCAN's programs and services in 2019. We are excited to welcome Rommi Shtayyeh as the 2020 Event Chair and Courtney Ritter as the 2020 Event Vice-Chair!

Mark your calendar now and stay tuned for ticket information!
Protector's Circle Members honored at Luncheon
On June 4 we hosted a luncheon for some of SCAN's biggest champions - the Protector's Circle! Executive Director, Jeanine Harper, shared updates on SCAN's 5 programs and plans for the future. It was a wonderful afternoon of honoring individuals that make protecting children possible!

A special thank you to all the members of SCAN's Protector's Circle who support SCAN by making an annual gift over $1,000. Your commitment to protecting children and building resilient communities makes such a difference!

Free Screening of Paper Tigers June 26

A documentary film by James Redford on Trauma-Informed Education

Gayton Branch Library, Wednesday, June 26th
5:30—8:00 PM

Greater Richmond SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now) is pleased to hold a screening of Paper Tigers, a film that captures the pain, danger, beauty and hopes of struggling teens—and the teachers armed with new science and fresh approaches that are changing lives for the better.
Paper Tigers follows a year in the life of an alternative high school in Walla Walla, WA, that has radically changed its approach to disciplining its students, and in the process has become a promising model for how to break the cycles of poverty, violence, and disease that affect families.

Friday Cheers Volunteers Needed - June 28
A few more volunteers are needed for this coming Friday, June 28. In exchange for pouring beer in cups, Venture Richmond makes a generous monetary donation to SCAN. Volunteers enjoy free and priority parking, a simple 3-4 hour shift, good music with good people for a GREAT cause! No experience needed, but must be 21 or over.

Sign up online or email Heather Farber at for more information and to sign up!

Thank you Departing SCAN Board of Directors and BYP Members
We are so grateful for the years of service these individuals have given to SCAN. Their dedication has made a difference in the lives of children!

SCAN Board of Directors:
Amishi Amin
Patsy Buelow

SCAN Board of Young Professionals:
Jill Barden
Holly Coy
Kyle Elliott
Katie Marsh
Elliott Neal
Brian Pavlik
Nora Pavlik
Richmond Family Magazine Parenting Advice
Check out the recent Expert Parenting Advice Column from SCAN's Denise Noble. Pick up the latest  Richmond Family Magazine  to read more about how to handle the closed bedroom door when parenting teens.

Thank you!
Thank you to the Exchange Club of Henrico for donating backpacks filled with snacks and stuffed animals for children that visit SCAN for services.

A huge shout out to Switch RVA for holding a fundraiser for SCAN on June 20! Thank you to all who came by that evening to support SCAN!

We are also grateful to Wells Fargo for their ongoing support. They recently awarded a $5,000 grant for SCAN's Richmond CASA program.

The HofGarden Gives Back

Join SCAN at the HofGarden: Beer Garden and Tap Room on Wednesday, August 21 for a Garden Gives Back Night to benefit Greater Richmond SCAN! A portion of sales will go to benefit the awareness, support, advocacy and education services provided by each of SCAN's five programs.
Protect a Child today with a gift to SCAN's Annual Fund.
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