RESOLUTION WHEREAS, the citizens of the state of Ohio stand firmly committed to quality afterschool programs and opportunities; and WHEREAS, the State of Ohio has provided significant leadership in the area of community involvement in the education and well-being of our youth, grounded in the principle that quality afterschool programs are key to helping our children become successful adults; and WHEREAS, the State of Ohio is committed to investing in the health and safety of all young people by providing expanded learning opportunities that will help close the achievement gap and prepare young people to compete in the global economy; and WHEREAS, the 2016 observance of “Lights On Afterschool Day” provides a unique opportunity for the citizens of the Buckeye State to join together in recognition and celebrate afterschool programs which promote the importance of quality afterschool programs in the lives of children, families, and communities. NOW, THEREFORE, We, John R. Kasich and Mary Taylor, Governor and Lieutenant Governor of the State of Ohio, do hereby recognize LIGHTS ON AFTERSCHOOL throughout the state of Ohio and encourage all Ohioans to recognize the outstanding services that are provided by afterschool programs and activities that ensure the lights stay on and the doors stay open for all children after school.

See the proclamation here: governors-proclamation-lights-on-2016

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