Strengthening the skills of each individual to advocate for those things most important to them
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.
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Tools to build power by engaging youth workers, families and communities.
Launched in October 2000, Lights On Afterschool is the only nationwide event celebrating afterschool programs and their role in keeping kids safe, inspiring them to learn and helping working families. The effort has become a hallmark of the afterschool movement - each year, more than 1 million Americans celebrate at more than 8,000 events nationwide.
The Afterschool Alliance released a new video series featuring moving testimonials from parents and kids about how afterschool programs have impacted their lives, families and communities. The videos focus on key themes: supporting parents; helping kids learn and grow; inspiring future careers; and keeping kids safe.
This campaign to increase the After School Education and Safety (ASES) program daily rate is led by the California Afterschool Advocacy Alliance (CA3), a collaboration of afterschool providers and advocacy organizations that are dedicated to promoting legislative and administrative policies, both state and federal, that enhance the quality and accessibility of afterschool programs in California, including the protection of funding for the state’s ASES program.
Training for youth workers to demystify the political processes that impact out-of-school time programs and mobilize mass engagement.