The Learning Neighborhood
WFSU Summer Challenge 2024

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  • Be sure to register to attend the kickoff event and/or to participate in the WFSU Summer Challenge.

  • Summer Challenge Kickoff Event
    Come Explore The Learning Neighborhood
    June 1, 10 am – 1 pm
    WFSU Public Media (location)

    WFSU Public Media and Leon County Schools invite you and your family to the WFSU Summer Challenge Kick-Off event! The 2024 Summer Challenge theme is “The Learning Neighborhood.” The Challenge will encourage kids will learn all about the community that works around them. This is WFSU’s 9th annual Summer Challenge event.

    Start the Challenge by picking up your WFSU Summer Challenge bag at any of the 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 points throughout the summer for completing different challenges from this list.

    Bring your checklist (do as much as you can) to the WFSU Summer Store (pop-up shops). See below for more info on when the stores will pop up.

    Be sure to register to attend the kickoff event and/or to participate in the WFSU Summer Challenge. Registration buttons can found on this page!

  • Be sure to register to attend the kickoff event and/or to participate in the WFSU Summer Challenge.

  • About Summer Challenge

    What is Summer Challenge?
    WFSU’s annual Summer Challenge provides educational activities for families across the Big Bend with FREE summer learning kits distributed throughout Leon County Public Libraries and select Leon County Schools. Activity kits feature a Summer Challenge activity book, hands-on learning materials, and more. Children earn points for completing activities that they can exchange for prizes, such as books and art supplies, at the end of the summer. This year, our Summer Challenge theme is “The Learning Neighborhood.”
    What is The Learning Neighborhood?
    The Learning Neighborhood is a partnership between community organizations and businesses focused on early learning needs of children and their families. With the help of Florida Center for Interactive Media, WFSU is launching This interactive website allows kids to explore different jobs that make up their community. Each stop in the neighborhood is tied to resources to help children understand more about jobs through PBS KIDS shows, games, hands-on activities, books, and additional resources!
    What is Ready to Learn?
    Ready To Learn 2020-2025 is a project of CPB and PBS KIDS, working with early learning experts like WFSU to create experiences that expose young children to career and workforce options. The project aims to help them to build vital functional literacy, critical thinking, collaboration, and “world of work” skills and knowledge. This effort will also empower and equip parents, caregivers, and communities to support children’s learning and growth in these areas to put children on a path to lifetime success.
  • Be sure to register to attend the kickoff event and/or to participate in the WFSU Summer Challenge.

  • About the WFSU Summer Store – Get rewarded for completing Summer Challenge activities

    Keep crossing items off your WFSU Summer Challenge checklist, found in your activity guide! At the end of the summer, kids earn points for each activity completed. Points can be traded for toys, art supplies, books, etc. at the WFSU Summer Store.

    WFSU’s summer pop-up shops will open at the end of the summer at a library near you. Save these dates and locations so you know where to find us and pick up your rewards.

    August 1st: 11 am – 2 pm – Lake Jackson Branch Library 
    August 2nd: 11 am – 2 pm – Northeast Branch Library
    August 3rd: 11 am – 2 pm – WFSU Public Media

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    In Your Learning Neighborhood

    Our Summer Challenge adventure will take us all over Tallahassee, meeting new people and learning new things. Our goal is to help your child discover the jobs that make our community work.


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    Summer 2024 Library Camps
    Join WFSU for a series of special day programs at select Leon County locations. At each camp day, your family will watch a PBS KIDS episode, read a book, participate in hands-on activities, and take home some goodies! Please register as space for this free camp is limited. We hope to see you there!

    Note: Each date has a different registration link. 

    June 7th
    June 8th
    June 21st 
    June 22nd
    July 12th
    July 13th
    July 26th
    July 27th


    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 checklist.

    What is the WFSU Summer Challenge checklist?

    The WFSU Summer Challenge 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 points to trade in for items at the WFSU 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 3, 2024, 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 our sponsors:

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