Branchin' Out
WFSU Summer Challenge Sponsored by Prevent Child Abuse Florida 2023

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  • WFSU invites you and your family to the WFSU Summer Challenge sponsored by Prevent Child Abuse Florida Kick-Off event! The 2023 Summer Challenge theme is “Branchin’ Out!,” and will encourage kids will learn all about the natural world around them. This is our 8th year with this project.

    Pick up your Summer Challenge bag at Leon County Libraries or at WFSU Public Media (map/directions).

    Included is the WFSU Activity Guide (or download it here). The guide includes the Summer Challenge Checklist – your pass to earning WFSU coins (tokens) throughout the summer for completing different challenges from this list.

    Collect your coins by bringing checklists (do as much as you can!) to the WFSU Summer Store (pop-up shops).

  • The WFSU Summer Store Opens Soon!

    Keep crossing items off your WFSU Summer Challenge Checklist (found in your activity guide)! At the end of the summer, kids earn WFSU coins for each activity completed. Coins can be used to “buy” toys, art supplies, books, etc. at the WFSU Summer Store.

    WFSU’s summer pop-up shops are coming soon to a library near you.

    The WFSU Summer Store will move around the city, so save these dates and locations so you know where to find us and pick up your rewards.

    August 7th: 11 am – 2 pm – LeRoy Collins Main Library
    August 8th: 11 am – 2 pm – Eastside Branch Library
    August 9th: 11 am – 2 pm – Lake Jackson Library

    We can’t wait to see how you’ve been BRANCHIN’ OUT with this year’s Summer Challenge!

    *WFSU coins have no actual monetary value. Kids can turn in checklists at the end of summer at chosen library locations to collect coins and cash them out for prizes from the WFSU Summer Store.

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  • Branchin’ Out and Trying New Things

    Our Summer Challenge adventure will take us all over Tallahassee, meeting new people and learning new things. Our goal is to help your child branch out in terms of learning soft skills, the skills that help us all take an extra step in our daily interactions.

    Why Learning About Soft Skills is Important

    Think about teamwork, communication, patience, and listening – things your child might use at home and school every day! How do those translate to your child’s future? The possibilities are limitless. WFSU Public Media continues to share with you ways to help your child succeed from early life to adulthood.


    Summer Library Camps

    Join WFSU for a series of special day programs at select Leon County Library locations. All camps are from 10 am to noon on Fridays. Each Friday program will feature different “green” careers and will host a special career guest. WFSU’s Friday Summer Day Programs are free and made to allow families to learn and create together. Please register online to participate. Sign up for the upcoming Leon County Library Camps by clicking the date you are interested in.

    Leon County LeRoy Collins Main Library – June 9 at 10 am

    Woodville Branch Library – June 23 at 10 am

    Northeast Branch Library – July 7 at 10 am

    Lake Jackson Branch Library – July 21 at 10 am

    Dr. B.L Perry, Jr. Branch Library – August 4 at 10 am


    Summer Activity Guide

    In the WFSU Summer Challenge Activity Guide, you will find many fun activities from WFSU Summer Challenge partners as well as the WFSU Summer Challenge sponsored by Prevent Child Abuse Florida checklist.

    What is the WFSU Summer Challenge Sponsored by Prevent Child Abuse Florida checklist?

    The WFSU Summer Challenge sponsored by Prevent Child Abuse Florida Checklist is our special list of fun activities you can do along with your children all summer long. Keep track of what activities you complete, document them with photos, and earn points for each activity you do. Tag us on Facebook or Instagram (@wfsueducation) and don’t forget to add the hashtag #WFSUSummerChallenge.  At the end of the summer,  join us at Leon County Libraries with your checklist and images to earn WFSU coins to buy prizes at the WFSU prize store! Library pop-up store location and date information coming soon.

    How do I participate in WFSU’s Summer Challenge after the kickoff?

    Beginning June 10, 2022, pick up a FREE Summer Challenge kit featuring an activity guide and other materials at any LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library branch, while supplies last. There will be additional kits located at select Gadsden County Public Library branches. 

    You can also print the checklist from home. Click the checklist button below.  

    Questions? Please email  

  • This project is made possible thanks to these sponsors:


    Project Funders:
    • Prevent Child Abuse Florida
    • Leon County Schools
    • Children’s Services Council of Leon County
    • Community Classroom Consortium
    • Camp TV
    • Ready To Learn
  • Project Partners:
    • LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Libraries