CA Afterschool & Summer Challenge


CA Afterschool & Summer Challenge

20th Annual California Afterschool & Summer Challenge

CAN is a proud partner of the annual statewide California Afterschool & Summer Challenge, hosted by CalSAC, which educates and empowers professionals, youth, and families to engage in grassroots advocacy.

In addition to helping advance the out-of-school time field, this advocacy experience helps show young people and emerging leaders how to speak out and use their voices to create change.

The Challenge Experience:

  • Gain tools and receive training, designed for emerging, experienced and youth advocates, led by policy experts, community leaders and youth
  • March with hundreds of advocates through the streets of Sacramento, led by the
  • All-Star Marching Band
  • Rally on the Capital steps, hearing from legislative champions, field leaders, family members and youth 
  • Share your stories and expertise with legislators to make the case for out-of-school time
  • Connect with advocates from your community to build a local base and coordinate future efforts

CA Afterschool & Summer Challenge 2024
March 11-12, 2024

Celebrating 20 Years

We celebrated with over 500 participants, including over 200 youth, in Sacramento at the 20th Annual California Afterschool & Summer Challenge for two impactful days!

Some highlights included youth performances, youth speakers, dozens of legislative visits, guest speakers, and much more!

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