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.
Talent Show and Harvest Festival
Harvest Fellowship Worship Center (HFWC) Positive Impact for Youth hosted a talent show and harvest festival in honor of Lights On Afterschool. The event shone a spotlight on students’ talents in singing, dancing and poetry, and featured carnival games like bean bag and ring tosses, face painting and balloon animals. A DJ played music for the crowd and there were various concessions stands. Around 150 people attended the carnival and show at the HFWC facility on October 22nd from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.