More than 1 million Americans celebrate Lights On Afterschool at 8,000+ events across the country.
On October 6, we kicked off Lights On Afterschool with Learn Fresh, the Golden State Warriors and the Sacramento Kings! Youth competed in a special NBA Math Hoops tournament, and then enjoyed a Warriors vs. Kings game. Winners of the tournament were recognized during the game.
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.
Lights On Afterschool presents a wonderful opportunity to shine a spotlight on your afterschool program's role in keeping kids active & healthy, inspiring STEM learning, or raising up the voices of young people and parents in your community.
The kids and parents in your program know firsthand why afterschool is important and can be your best, most authentic messengers. Tap into their energy and enthusiasm by engaging them in your event!
Your Lights On Afterschool event can raise awareness about the importance of providing programs where kids learn healthful habits for life. Check out these resources to help plan a fun and healthful event!
Afterschool programs are a natural space to provide engaging, hands-on STEM learning. Show off the exciting opportunities available to your students, or introduce kids and parents to STEM at your event.