The Afterschool Alliance created Lights On Afterschool to show the nation the many ways that afterschool programs enrich students’ lives. This year’s celebration marks Lights On Afterschool’s 19th year of raising awareness for afterschool programs. More than 8,000 events across the nation and one million Americans will be emphasizing the importance of keeping the lights on and the doors open after school.
It’s not too late to join in the festivities. Check out the Lights On Afterschool’swebsite for last minute ideas. You can find a local celebration, color light bulbs to hang as decorations, or take the Lightbulb Challenge like we did. Involve your community, engage with parents and children, raise awareness to all the wonderful things that your program does.
Eleyo believes in afterschool child care programs and recognizes the transformational impact they have on children and communities. We join Afterschool Alliance during Lights On Afterschool to help shine the spotlight on programs across the country. Imagine how bright afterschool programs will be if we all join to shine the light.