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