Celebrate the 17th annual Lights On Afterschool Oct. 20, 2016!

Launched in October 2000, Lights On Afterschool is the only nationwide event celebrating afterschool programs and their important role in the lives of children, families and communities. The effort has become a hallmark of the afterschool movement and generates media coverage across the country each year.

The Afterschool Alliance organizes Lights On Afterschool to draw attention to the many ways afterschool programs support students by offering them opportunities to learn new things—such as science, community service, robotics, Tae Kwon Do and poetry—and discover new skills. The events send a powerful message that millions more kids need quality afterschool programs.

Hosting a Lights On Afterschool event at your Afterschool program is easy, using the many tools found on the Afterschool Allliance’s website. From checklists to press releases to graphics to posters, there are numerous resources available for first timer or veterans.

For more information on Lights On Afterschool, click here.

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