More than 1 million Americans celebrate Lights On Afterschool at 8,000+ events across the country.
For this year's Lights On Afterschool, youth and parent voices are more important than ever before! Make your event an opportunity to connect with local, state, and federal elected officials by organizing a site visit or hosting an advocacy activity as part of your celebration.
Launched in October 2000, Lights On Afterschool is the only nationwide event celebrating afterschool programs and their role in keeping kids safe, inspiring them to learn and helping working families. The effort has become a hallmark of the afterschool movement and annually sees more than 1 million Americans celebrate at more than 8,000 events nationwide.
The Physics of Mini-Golf
In honor of Lights On Afterschool, the High Desert Leapin’ Lizards afterschool program hosted an event highlighting the physics of mini-golf. The afterschool program cycles through ten STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) units each year, and the Lights On celebration served as the culminating event for the physics unit. Students built their own mini-golf holes, and then the young golfers played the game while learning about forces, friction and Newton’s Laws. Events were held at each of the Leapin’ Lizards’ three school sites on October 23rd from 5:00 to 6:00 PM, with approximately 200 guests.