Imagine if every youth worker told decision makers the story of a life transformed by an out-of-school time program. Imagine if every family member told their representatives what would happen if their out-of-school time program was no longer available. Imagine if every young person told our leadership why their program matters to them. Imagine the power of this connected, activated and passionate community.

CalSAC believes that if ignited, youth workers, youth and their families can fuel the process of change to ensure equitable access to high-quality out-of-school time programs, providing the support, inspiration and opportunity that all children and youth deserve.

Take Action Center

Tools to build power by engaging youth workers, families and communities.

Learn about why advocacy is important and the different types of action you can take.


Ready to act? Find tools to mobilize youth, families and the community.


Connect with other organizations to build a groundswell for children and youth.



Campaigns that advance out-of-school time opportunities and put children and youth first.


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Every moment is an organizing opportunity, every person a potential activist, every minute a chance to change the world
— Dolores Huerta


Training for youth workers to demystify the political processes that impact out-of-school time programs and mobilize mass engagement.