*Register before December 15, 2023, to secure your student's spots.
Thursday, February 1st, 2024
McNichols Building and Colorado State Capitol Building
Please join us for the annual Charter School Advocacy Day on February 1st, from 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM in downtown Denver. We’re excited to host charter students, teachers, and leaders from across the state for this unique advocacy and leadership opportunity. Attend this event to learn about the legislative process, garner helpful tips about effective advocacy, understand current education bills and how they could charter schools, and visit the Capitol to directly engage with your elected officials.
Charter middle and high school staff schools from across the state are encouraged to bring a group of students (5-10 students per school) to participate in this important day of learning and advocacy. Additionally, charter school parents, teachers, administrators, board members, and supporters are all welcome to attend. We will spend the first part of the morning preparing to visit the state Capitol through training, role-playing, and plenty of practice! We’ll then have lunch and head to the Capitol to meet with legislators and staff to share about our unique schools and why we need their policymaking support.
We are stronger together — the more charter school advocates attend, the stronger the message we send to legislators about the importance of public charter schools and their students across the state.
If you need travel support to attend the in-person event, please contact us at [email protected] to discuss available resources.
8:00 AM | Breakfast and Registration
8:30 AM | Welcome
9:15 AM | Training: How to Be an Effective Advocate
9:45 AM | Training: Legislature 101 (Preparing for Legislator Visits)
10:30 AM | Early Lunch *Boxed lunches and drinks are available.
11:00 AM | Walk to Capitol/Group Photo at the West Steps *Inside or outside, depending on the weather
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM | Legislator Visits at Capitol