Branchin’ Out: WFSU Summer Challenge sponsored by Prevent Child Abuse Florida (2023)
8th Annual WFSU Summer Challenge sponsored by Prevent Child Abuse Florida
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.
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.
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 is learning about soft skills important?
Think about teamwork, communication, patience, and listening – things your child might use at home and at 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.
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 Virtual 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.
This project is made possible thanks to these sponsors:
Leon County Schools
Children’s Services Council of Leon County
Community Classroom Consortium
Ready To Learn
LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Libraries