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2018 Pennsylvania Afterschool Advocacy Day

Advocacy Day

Wednesday, May 2, 2018; 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Pennsylvania State Capitol; Harrisburg, Pa.


Join the Pennsylvania Statewide Afterschool/Youth Development Network, in partnership with Allegheny Partners for Out-of-School Time (APOST), Pennsylvania School-Age Child Care Alliance (PENN SACCA), for Afterschool Advocacy Day.

Advocates including parents, program providers, youth, educators, faith-based leaders, community and business leaders from across the state will come together to highlight the importance of out-of-school time opportunities in our state.

The day will include a legislative breakfast and visits with legislators, STEM table displays and Rally in the Capitol Rotunda.


NEW THIS YEAR! Focus Legislative Sessions

  • Afterschool as Skill Builder – for 21st century learning and workforce needs in project-based, STEM activities
  • Afterschool as Resource for Prevention – opioids, substance abuse, juvenile delinquency, healthy living, social emotional learning, etc.
  • Issues Related to 21st CCLC and School-Age Child Care – quality, best practices, sustainability, staff, funding, etc.
  • Youth Voice Forum – students sharing with legislators on how OST impacts them


Tentative Agenda

8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Legislative Continental Breakfast and Registration, East Rotunda

8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Legislator Visits

9:30 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Focus Legislative Sessions

10:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Lunch and Late Registrations

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
STEM Table Exhibits, East Rotunda

11:55 p.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Legislator and Group Photo, Main Rotunda

12:00 p.m.– 1:00 p.m.
Afterschool and Youth Development Rally, Main Rotunda


Registration Information


  • Until April 29 – APOST will be coordinating registration, meals and transportation. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and inform them you are attending Advocacy Day. APOST will contact you with further registration details.
  • Starting April 30 – Allegheny county attendees should complete the online registration form.

NON-ALLEHGENY COUNTY ATTENDEES, complete the online registration form.



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(717) 763-1661, ext. 205


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