Afterschool for All Challenge 2010
In Conjunction with NAA Convention
Gaylord National Harbor
April 19-21, 2010
Youth Forum Schedule
Monday, April 19
9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Convention Grand Opening and General Session *
10:30 – 5:00 p.m. Youth Advocacy Forum
This session of training and fun activities is designed especially for youth. After a "behind-the-scenes" introduction to Capitol Hill, we will explore just what it is that happens in afterschool programs and help empower youth to advocate on behalf of those programs. We'll also be exploring the world of social networking and how it can be used as an advocacy tool for afterschool. In the words of a few participants from a past forum, "I'll tell my story, loud and clear. I'll tell my story, so everyone can hear. I'll tell my story with a smile on my face. I'll tell Congress that I am on their case!"
Lunch will be provided for youth
5:15 – 6:30 p.m. Hill Visit Prep Session*
All youth taking part in Congressional appointments on Tuesday must attend a briefing session with their chaperone to review key issues and talking points for their meetings. Everyone will have an opportunity to role play and determine roles for team members during the meetings.
Tuesday, April 20
7:00 a.m. Board Buses to Capitol Hill*
Youth and chaperones will board buses destined for Capitol Hill
(location of buses tbd)
8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Congressional Visits*
Small group meetings will be arranged with members of Congress and/or their staff. Participants will be given an individual Group Schedule with the exact time and room location of each meeting. (Must attend Hill Visit Prep Session to receive schedule)
Note: Lunch (on your own) is avaialbe at one of the following cafeterias:
Longworth House Office Building; Basement Level
Rayburn House Office Building; Basement Level
Dirksen Senate Office Building; Basement Level
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Capitol Hill Rally for Afterschool*
West Lawn of Capitol
Emceed by Judge Glenda Hatchett and a not to be missed experience. Join hundreds of afterschool advocates and Members of Congress to recognize Congressional Champions for their support of afterschool.
Wednesday, April 21
10:15 – 11:30 a.m. Breakfast of Champions*
Youth are encouraged to attend the "Breakfast of Champions," where we will recognize afterschool leaders from across the country. Two afterschool students will perform alongside platinum rock guitarist Mark Bryan of Hootie and the Blowfish.
* indicates that a chaperone must be present with youth. The only time during the conference when youth do not need individual chaperones is during the Youth Advocacy Forum on April 20 when Afterschool Alliance team will supervise youth. Youth must be supervised by chaperones at all other times throughout the event.