The Power of 3:00 Campaign is the Network for Youth Success’ public awareness campaign to educate New York citizens and their elected officials on the benefits of afterschool, summer, and expanded learning opportunities. Join us in working towards providing all of New York State’s children and youth with the opportunity to experience high-quality expanded learning and development opportunities that support their success in school, college, work, and life.

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The Network hosted free advocacy training workshops for supporters of afterschool where participants learned about the basics of advocacy and the policy landscape impacting afterschool programs in New York. Watch the recordings to learn about what it takes to be a powerful afterschool advocate. This opportunity is open and free to all who consider themselves advocates, champions, and supporters of afterschool, summer, and expanded learning programs.

Part one will introduce you to the basics of advocacy and what it means for the afterschool field. You will learn how to differentiate between advocacy and lobbying efforts, discover what the state advocacy landscape looks like, and get an overview of the Network’s advocacy goals and priorities moving into the new fiscal year.
Part two will dive into specifics around afterschool advocacy, tactics, and strategies. You will learn how to effectively design and communicate advocacy goals, run a successful legislative meeting, and employ storytelling in advocacy conversations. Watch to learn how to have conversations about afterschool with decision-makers!

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