6 reasons why Lights On Afterschool 2016 was the brightest yet!

by Robert Abare

Exactly 8,200 events held across the USA make this year's Lights On Afterschool the biggest and brightest since the rally first began 17 years ago! One million people joined together to shine a light on the accomplishments of afterschool programs, and to say thanks for all the benefits they provide their communities.

Here are ten things that made Lights On Afterschool 2016 truly shine:

The U.S. Senate issued a proclamation in support of Lights On Afterschool.

The Empire State building glowed yellow on the evening of Lights On Afterschool, October 20.

44 states issued official Lights On Afterschool proclamations to honor afterschool programs.



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