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Register Your Event Now & Become a Lights On Afterschool Leader!

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

W2015PosterImage_270x332ith six weeks left until communities around the world shine bright for Lights On Afterschool 2015 on Thursday, October 22nd, there’s a brand new way to show that you’re a leading afterschool supporter: Become a member of our first class of Lights On Afterschool Leaders! 

Becoming a Leader is easy—the first step is to register your Lights On Afterschool eventBut you must register today, September 17th.

Leaders who complete every step will be featured on the Afterschool Alliance website and rewarded with a digital ribbon to wear proudly in newsletters, emails, and more!

More about Lights On Afterschool…

Lights On Afterschool is the only nationwide event celebrating afterschool programs and their important role in the lives of children, families and communities. The first Lights On Afterschool celebration, a project of theAfterschool Alliance, was launched in October 2000 with celebrations in 1,200 communities all over the country.  Today, more than 7,500 Lights On Afterschool rallies are held annually, attracting 1 million Americans.

Host your Own Event:  We encourage programs to host their own events. The Afterschool Alliance has a great event planning kit available online which will walk you through the process and makes it easy to take part in the celebrations. Lights On Afterschool events, like afterschool and youth development programs, come in all shapes and sizes, from stadium rallies and town parades to open houses and program tours. Celebrate in a manner that works best for your program and community.

Be sure to register your event and put Washington State on the map. We want to make sure that programs across our state are celebrating nationally as part of Lights On Afterschool.

Contact David Beard, SOWA’s Education Policy & Advocacy Director to learn more about Lights On Afterschool, get tips on media outreach and inviting community leaders and legislators to participate in your event. 

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