The 19th Annual Lights On Afterschool
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Launched in October 2000 by the Afterschool Alliance, 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.
Lights on Afterschool is an opportunity for out-of-school time programs to showcase the importance of quality out-of-school time programming to parents, school administrators, policymakers and community members. Take advantage of this annual celebration to highlight the important work you do why out-of-school time programs are such a critical component of a child’s personal development and academic success.
Schedule your event and let AzCASE know what you decide to do! We would love to hear about your plans and help you promote your celebration! Share your LOA event plans with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
See what events are scheduled in your area, or schedule your own event by visiting Lights On Afterschool
Other ways to rally for afterschool programs in honor of Lights On Afterschool include:
- Ask your mayor to issue a proclamation declaring Thursday, October 25 as the official Lights On Afterschool day in your community and expressing the city’s support for quality out-of-school time programs. (Please share copies of the proclamations with AzCASE)
- Invite your mayor and/or city council members to tour your out-of-school time program and plan to highlight the accomplishments and interests of your children during their tour
- Invite your local school administrators and faculty and school board members to tour your out-of-school time program and plan to highlight the accomplishments and interests of your youth during their tour
- Follow up with school and city officials after their tours to discuss how you might partner with them and they with you to further benefit the children and youth in your community
See how programs across the country celebrated Lights on Afterschool last year!
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