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Out-of-School Time professionals, advocates, and the youth that they serve are invited to join the PSAYDN team at the state Capitol for the 2023 PSAYDN Afterschool Advocacy Day on May 3, 2023. Advocates and youth will convene at the state Capitol and meet with state legislators to discuss the importance of afterschool and the important work being done in their programs. Afterwards, attendees will convene on the Capitol steps for a rally including remarks from legislators, program staff, and youth speakers.

Individuals will be provided opportunities to participate in virtual advocacy training. Lunch is included in the registration.

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On Dec. 1, 2022, PSAYDN honored 10 individuals and one organization as Afterschool Champions for outstanding work in developing, supporting and promoting meaningful high quality afterschool or out-of-school time (OST) programs to benefit children, youth and families across Pennsylvania. The annual champion recognitions emphasize the importance of afterschool and summer learning programs in the state. The awards align with PSAYDN’s mission to promote sustainable, high quality out-of-school time youth development programs through advocacy and capacity building to enhance the welfare of Pennsylvania’s children, youth and families.

Learn about our Champions >

Student Leadership Academy. Engage in advocacy, politics, service-learning. Make real change happen in real time within your community. Develop workforce skills. You are leading the charge when it comes to societal change! Apply

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The Pennsylvania Youth Action Network (PAYAN) is a youth-led leadership group made up of a collection of the top youth leaders throughout the State of Pennsylvania. PAYAN meets regularly throughout the calendar year to collaborate, create strategies and examine issues affecting youth of all races, colors, genders and nationalities within Pennsylvania.

PSAYDN is looking for 15-20 high school students to join PAYAN — have your students apply today for this unique opportunity.

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