After school, STEM advocacy day set for Harrisburg on March 27

2019 Afterschool and STEM Advocacy Day
Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
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.

Advocacy Day Focuses

    Business and Industry, Workforce, College and Career Readiness
    Healthy Living and Nutrition
    Prevention Programs
    STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
    Youth Voice

Tentative Agenda

9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Legislator Visits

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Legislative Focus Sessions on Career Readiness, STEM and Youth Voice

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

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Tour of State Capitol

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Afterschool and Youth Development Rally, Main Rotunda

Training Webinar

March 19, 2019 | Webinar 2:00 p.m. EDT

Join PSAYDN Director Laura Saccente and PSAYDN Coordinator Caroline Allen for an informative webinar on how to have successful legislative visits.

Learn about the importance of being an advocate, acquire key messages and tips on communicating with legislators, and obtain information on how to follow up with legislators in their home district.

In addition, information about the Advocacy Day agenda will be disseminated.

This webinar is recommended for those participating in Advocacy Day, but is also open to anyone interested in effectively communicating with elected officials.

Register for the Training Webinar

Registration for Advocacy Day


Caroline Allen
(717) 763-1661, ext. 205