I Love Afterschool Campaign (1/28/19 – 2/22/19)  

Afterschool program Directors, Tutors and Program Leaders…   AFTERSCHOOL NEEDS YOUR HELP!

We want to tell our local elected officials how important Afterschool programs are to student success and achievement. Want some stats? Click HERE to learn more about how #afterschoolworks.

We need our Afterschool program…. but also we LOVE it! And so do the youth we serve. So let’s spread the good word!

OAN is asking all Afterschool programs to create valentines for Ohio’s elected officals. It can be a simple heart with the words “I Love Afterschool” or something more complicated, like a letter from a student to a stakeholder explaining the impact that Afterschool is having on their life.   Three simple tips for success with this project:  

1- KEEP IT KID-FOCUSED – Simple or complicated, craft or self-directed art, one word or a letter… doesn’t matter! As long as it comes from the kids. And don’t forget to have them sign their work with just their name (no programs, please).

2 – KEEP IT CLEAN – Steer clear of glitter, goo or anything that is big, bulky or 3-D. We expect hundreds of these and we’ll need to transport them stacked in boxes.

3 – KEEP IT ON TIME – Please submit your completed projects by Friday, February 22. You can do this 3 ways:

  1. Bring to the OAN conference on February 22 at OCLC
  2. Mail to OAN at Willis Education Center, 74 W William Street, Delaware OH 43015 ATTN: Nichelle Shaskus (deadline to mail is Wednesday, Feb 20th!)
  3. Bring to an OAN regional hub meeting. Check the OAN calendar for the next meeting near you!

Keep watching OAN’s social media for updates and contact nichelle@oanohio.org for more information!