A project of the Afterschool Alliance

Youth Talent Show & Healthy Living Expo

In celebration of Lights On Afterschool, Higher Learning Academy hosted a community event on October 22nd from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. The event featured a talent show, a Scholastic book fair, a dance routine and numerous booths. The talent show included 15 student acts ranging from dance numbers to vocal performances. As part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move campaign, students and teachers performed the “Let’s Move” dance routine in order to spread awareness of the campaign to combat childhood obesity.

Additionally, there were several health-focused booths sponsored by afterschool programs, including a California Champions booth that informed families on healthy living and a Health Education Council booth that dressed up kids as fruits and vegetables. At other booths, participants enjoyed face painting, played carnival games and entered raffles to win prizes. The event featured refreshments and a DJ. As many as 200 people attended the celebration.