Advocacy is an activity by an individual or group that aims to influence decisions within political, economic and social systems and institutions.
The Pennsylvania Statewide Afterschool Youth Development Network (PSAYDN) has developed the Advocacy and Communications Toolkit to support advocacy work that can be used by students as a starting point.
This toolkit guides afterschool supporters on how to advocate for their programs but can easily be utilized in a school setting. It includes:
- Fact sheets focused on Pennsylvania advocacy information, Pennsylvania After 3PM, and afterschool and youth development strategies.
- Federal and state advocacy budget timelines.
- Media outreach and tips to help effectively advocate for your program.
- Sample communications templates to help advocate your program.