Launched in October 2000, Lights On After-school is the only nationwide event celebrating after school programs and their important role in the lives of children, families and communities. The effort has become a hallmark of the after-school movement and generates media coverage across the country each year.
The After-school Alliance organizes Lights On After-school to draw attention to the many ways after-school 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 after-school programs.
A few of our Community, check out what the Schools will be doing on Thursday too !
SSYC After School Program
Plainfield, NJ SSYC After School Program
Plans for Lights On Afterschool: Maker Faire / Hackerspace/ DIY.
Details: tel.: (908) 561-0003
Plainfield Community Outreach, Inc
Plainfield, NJ Plainfield Community Outreach, Inc
Plans for Lights On Afterschool: Talent Showcase.
Details: tel.: (908) 756-7897
YOUTH & PARENT VOICES
With afterschool funding on the chopping block, it’s more important than ever to give parents and youth ways to voice their support for afterschool at your event. The kids and parents in your program know firsthand why afterschool is important and can be your best, most authentic messengers.