California Afterschool and Summer Challenge

Overview

The Challenge is a one of a kind event that brings together hundreds of after school and school-age care providers, families and youth to share their stories of why after school and summer programming for youth matters! 

Come advocate to adequately fund California’s Expanded Learning programs on behalf of the over 500,000 students and their families that are positively impacted by expanded learning programs every day. 

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 Capitol 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

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. California policymakers need consistent reminders of the importance of our programs – your voice is needed!