Kids Doing Good: Local students take on Washington, D.C. to advocate for kids

Tyler (center) and Tanner Hillison join KATU's Deb Knapp in the studio Wednesday, March 7, 2018. (KATU Photo)

Three students from our area are on their way to Washington, D.C. to fight for children’s issues nationally and internationally.

Two of them, brothers Tyler and Tanner Hillison, joined KATU’s Deb Knapp in the studio Wednesday to discuss their trip.

The brothers are going as representatives of Save the Children, a nonprofit organization that aims to help children in the United States and around the world to get off to a good start in life.

The Hillisons are going to the nation’s capital on a scholarship to speak with Oregon’s congressional delegation.

As little children, they both were sick and had to go to Thailand to get the health care that they needed. The experience helped connect them to issues facing children.

“We just want to give a voice to the people and empower these children who don’t have the care and support that they need,” Tanner said.

Watch their segment by clicking the play button above.

If you know of kids doing good in your community, tell us about them here.

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