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.
Glow Stick Lighting for Afterschool
On October 22nd, the Kid Zone Enrichment Program held a glowstick lighting event to celebrate Lights On Afterschool. At 17 Kid Zone sites, every child lit up a glowstick at exactly 4 pm in honor of Lights On Afterschool, followed by music and activities. All parents and guardians were welcome to come for the countdown and stay to enjoy the activities.