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.
Jiggle Jelly at Science Museum
In celebration of Lights On Afterschool, about 25 members of the fourth- and fifth-grade science club at Fairview Elementary Schools took a field trip to the Kern County Museum on October 20th. There, students participated in a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) workshop called "Jiggle Jelly," in which students explored the look, feel and other properties of polymers. They also studied the differences between manmade and natural polymers and learned about the polymers present in everyday plastics and foods.