Lights On Afterschool
Thursday, October 22, 2015, is Lights On for Afterschool Day. More than 8,000 Lights On Afterschool events that will take place this week in nearly every community in the United States, and at U.S. military bases worldwide. The events, which include open houses and carnivals, fun runs and dance showcases, science experiments and computer animation demonstrations, sports contests and art shows, are part of the only nationwide rally for afterschool programs. Organized by the Afterschool Alliance, Lights On Afterschool is in its 16th year. More than a million people are expected to participate this week to urge greater investment in quality afterschool programs, which keep kids safe, inspire them to learn and help working families.
Lights On Afterschool in the Central Valley
Central Valley Afterschool Foundation began to celebrate Lights On Afterschool in a big way in 2009. The tradition will continue as long as community support is available. Our Lights On Central Valley festivities bring together K-12 students throughout multiple districts and counties for exhibitions, competitions and activities that highlight what’s going on in afterschool programs.