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By Luci Manning

Lights On Afterschool 2012 is just around the corner and the latest issue of the Afterschool Advocate features information on a Lights On webinar and the Lights On Afterschool Facebook Photo Contest with Bright House Networks. Be sure to read all about it here.

Want to generate media coverage of your Lights On event, but aren’t sure how? The solution may be in refining your “media pitch.” After you’ve sent a media advisory letting journalists know that your event is coming up, it’s crucial that you follow up, preferably by telephone. Check out this issue’s Outreach section for easy tips on how to pitch your Lights On Afterschool event to a reporter.

Change the Equation is inviting any science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning program, including afterschool and school-based programs, to apply for inclusion in the STEMworks database of exemplary programs. More on the STEMworks database here.

At the Afterschool for All Challenge, Dr. Terry Peterson, the director of the Afterschool and Community Learning Network and the Afterschool Alliance board chair, sat down with Development Without Limits Executive Director Eric Gurna to talk about the role afterschool plays in the larger educational picture, and the importance of vital programs. Listen to the podcast online.

Don’t forget about the funding and award notices, news and conference announcements from groups and programs around the country and quotes on education issues. Read the full issue online. And if you don’t already receive the Afterschool Advocate, sign up now!

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