Voices for Children Advocacy Day
This is annual event is an opportunity for parents, teachers, early care and education professionals, and others from across the state to stand up and be counted as a voice for children at the State Capitol. More information at voicesforchildrenmn.org
Youth Day at the Capitol
This annual event is an opportunity to educate policy leaders about the benefits of quality youth development programming and have youth engage in the legislative process. More information at https://sites.google.com/site/youthdayatthecapitol/
Week of the Young Child
The Week of the Young Child™ is an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The purpose of the Week of the Young Child™ is to focus public attention on the needs of young children and their families and to recognize the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs.
You can celebrate in so many different ways, big and small. Visit www.naeyc.org/woyc for an event planning handbook and activity ideas.
Lights on Afterschool
Launched in October 2000, Lights On Afterschool is the only nationwide event celebrating afterschool programs and their important role in the lives of children, families and communities. The effort has become a hallmark of the afterschool movement and generates media coverage across the country each year.
The Afterschool Alliance organizes Lights On Afterschool to draw attention to the many ways afterschool programs support students by offering them opportunities to learn new things and discover new skills. The events send a powerful message that millions more kids need quality afterschool programs. More information at http://www.afterschoolalliance.org/loa.cfm