Registration closes May 1. Why join us at the Afterschool for All Challenge, you ask? Here are the top 10 reasons you should register today:
10. Learn why afterschool works. Afterschool experts and professionals working in the field will be on hand to discuss the latest research and describe how programs are already putting it to work for continuous improvement.
9. Transform research into action. Learn the ins and outs of Congress from a Washington insider. A legislative assistant to Rep. Kildee will discuss the latest in federal afterschool policy and how to make the most out of your meetings with Members of Congress.
7. Meet your Members of Congress. The Challenge can be the start of a beautiful friendship.
6. Be part of a podcast. The Afterschool Alliance is proud to sponsor an episode of the podcast Please Speak Freely, featuring the 2012 Afterschool for All Challenge! This special episode will feature voices from the Challenge including panelists, other speakers and participants.
5. Celebrate afterschool on the Big Screen with cast and crew members of the documentary film Brooklyn Castle, which chronicles the afterschool chess powerhouse at New York City’s Middle School 318, home to the nation’s most winning chess team, and a series of deep budget cuts that threaten to undermine the afterschool program’s hard-won success.
- Watch a sneak peak of the film with remarks by Director/Producer Katie Dellamagiorre at the plenary session
- Hear from youth advocate and one of the film’s subjects Pobo Efekoro at the “Breakfast of Champions”
- Challenge youth from a local afterschool chess program to a game at the evening reception.
4. In-depth youth advocacy training. Bring kids from your afterschool program with you to the Afterschool for All Challenge and they’ll learn how to effectively tell their own story. Pobo Efekoro, star of Brooklyn Castle, will be sharing lessons from his own work as an afterschool advocate.
3. Our National Afterschool Champion Award winners, Cofounders of Project Exploration Gabrielle Lyon and Paul Sereno, are real-life dinosaur hunters. Combined, they’ve discovered more than two dozen new species of dinosaurs and crocodiles.
2. Kevin Sorbo (aka “Hercules”) will be emceeing the “Breakfast of Champions” on Capitol Hill. Kevin has had a starring role in the Afterschool Alliance Leadership Circle since 2005.
And the most important reason you should register to join us for the Afterschool for All Challenge…
1. Support the call for a $100 million increase to 21st CCLC. More than 30 representatives have already signed on—help us convince your Congressman to do the same and support for the afterschool programs that keep our kids safe, inspire learning and help working families!
So what are you waiting for? Register now!