Jean Evans to Lead Missouri Federation for Children
Today, the American Federation for Children welcomes Jean Evans as our new Missouri State Lead. Earlier this year, Missouri created a $25 million Education Savings Account program that provides eligible students $6,350 for educational expenses to attend the public, charter, virtual, private, or home school of their choice. Evans will lead the efforts of the Missouri Federation for Children to make families across the state aware of this new educational option.
Statement from Tommy Schultz, CEO of the American Federation for Children:
“We are very excited to have Jean join the team and continue the fight to expand educational opportunities in Missouri. As a former member of the Missouri legislature, she understands what it takes to fight for students in the Show-Me state. We look forward to having such an accomplished advocate for children lead our efforts in Missouri.”
About Jean Evans:
During her two terms in the Missouri House, Rep. Evans established herself as a successful advocate for children and the business community. She sponsored legislation that prevents sex traffickers from exploiting minors by ending child marriage and eliminated the statute of limitations for child sexual abuse.
Evans also championed measures that make it easier for women to start a small business and supported STEM programs to ensure Missouri’s workforce is prepared for the future. Rep. Evans received the 2017 Catalyst Award from the St. Louis Regional Chamber, and the 2017 Distinguished Legislator Award from the Missouri Community College Association.
Most recently, Evans was the Executive Director of the Republican Party of Missouri before starting her own consulting firm.
Missouri Federation for Children is a project of the American Federation for Children