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Celebrate the 15th Annual Lights On Afterschool on October 23rd

by School's Out Washington | | Posted under Afterschool and Summer News

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.

Lights On Afterschool celebrates 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.

The Afterschool Alliance, organizer of Lights On Afterschool, has a comprehensive toolkit with resources to help you plan an event along with some guiding questions to help you narrow down what you want your event to look like. Once you register as an office Lights On Afterschool celebration, you will receive an event starter kit, including 10 free posters and a chance to win prizes each week leading up to October 23rd.

We want to make sure that Washington is on the map! Whether it’s a small gathering of youth and families or a larger community event with policy makers, business and other leaders, each celebration makes a difference in spreading the word about the importance of afterschool and joining in this national movement.

School’s Out Washington will be hosting an event, so stay tuned for more details as the location and theme become finalized. If you would like any support with your event or ideas around how to promote the celebration in your community, contact Danielle Baer by email or phone at (206) 336-6928.

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