More than 1 million Americans celebrate Lights On Afterschool at 8,000+ events across the country.
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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.
As one of our key partners, we hope you will encourage your affiliates to participate in Lights On by hosting or attending an event.
We’ve gathered sample emails, social media posts, and images for your use.
Since its launch in 2000, Lights On Afterschool has been the only nationwide rally celebrating afterschool program. Every year, more than 8,000 afterschool programs across the country draw 1 million people to join celebrations of the impact these programs have on children, families, and communities.
We couldn't do it without you! Thank you for being a Lights On Afterschool partner!
Here’s a sample email you can send to your audience, complete with all the information they need to get involved with this year’s Lights On Afterschool!
Subject line: Join us for Lights On Afterschool!
October 25, 2018
Join more than 8,000 communities and 1 million Americans in celebrating afterschool programs for this year's Lights On Afterschool! This nationwide event, organized by the Afterschool Alliance, calls attention to the importance of afterschool programs and the resources required to keep the lights on and the doors open. [Your organization] is proud to be a Lights On Afterschool partner.
We encourage you to hold a Lights On Afterschool celebration to showcase the great things happening in your program, and help call attention to this important issue. All who register to be part of Lights On Afterschool will receive free posters and planning tips, and events will be promoted to media and the public.
To learn more about Lights On Afterschool, register an event, access event planning tools, or to find out what’s going on in your area, visit afterschoolalliance.org. Lights On Afterschool is a project of the Afterschool Alliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring that all children have access to afterschool programs.
Social Media Samples for Oct. 25
Today we celebrate afterschool programs—by keeping the #LightsOnAfterschool, they inspire kids to learn, keep them safe & help parents.
From field trips to crafting parties, today afterschool programs host #LightsOnAfterschool events all across the country. Share yours!
We’re proud to join communities all across America celebrating Lights On Afterschool today! There’s lots to celebrate: afterschool programs keep kids safe, inspire them to learn & grow, and give parents peace of mind. Join the celebration - find an event near you: http://www.afterschoolalliance.org/loaFindEvent.cfm
Our #LightsOnAfterschool; is yours? This week we celebrate all that afterschool programs do to keep our kids safe and learning. For every child in afterschool, two are waiting to get in, so we challenge @XXXXXX @XXXXXX and @XXXXXX to help keep the #LightsOnAfterschool! http://bit.ly/LOA_Petition