The date for the 15th annual California Afterschool and Summer Challenge has changed to March 11-12, 2019 in Sacramento, CA!

Registration closes Friday, February 22.

Traveling to Sacramento?

A discounted hotel rate with Hyatt Regency Sacramento is available for participants.
Book through February 18. Click here to book with group code.

I was so inspired and moved at the CA Afterschool & Summer Challenge — it was amazing to see so many people fighting for one cause - together with the children who are impacted.
— Desiree Torres, Afterschool Advocate and Leadership Development Institute Fellow, 2017

The annual statewide California Afterschool & Summer Challenge 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 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