2016

October 20, 2016: A Million People Rally to Keep the Lights On After School

October 19, 2016: From Coast to Coast, the Spotlight Is On Afterschool This Week

October 17, 2016: Many Afterschool Events This Week Will Focus on Community Service Lights On Afterschool Is Thursday, October 20

October 13, 2016: Many of Next Week's Lights On Afterschool Events Will Highlight Healthy Behaviors

October 5, 2016: 4-H National Youth Science Day Activities to be Part of Lights On Afterschool, As Afterschool Programs from Coast to Coast Showcase the Fun, Educational STEM Activities They Offer Students

September 23, 2016: Three Alabama Teens Win National Art Contest Youth Designed This Year’s Lights On Afterschool Poster

September 15, 2016: For the 10th Consecutive Year, the New York City Skyline Will Shine for Afterschool

September 6, 2016: Across America, the Lights Will Be On for Afterschool on October 20th

2015

Oct 22, 2015 A Million People are Rallying to Keep the Lights On After School Across the United States Today

Oct 20, 2015 More Than One Million People Will Rally This Week for Lights On Afterschool

Oct 19, 2015 U.S. Military Bases to Celebrate Lights On Afterschool This Week 16th Annual Rally for Afterschool to Include Events at Military Bases from Maryland to Hawaii to Sasebo, Japan

Oct 16, 2015 National Rally to Focus Attention on the Many Ways Afterschool Programs Promote Physical Fitness

Oct 7, 2015 Science, Technology, Engineering & Math Will be Focus of Hundreds of Lights On Afterschool Events This Year Today is 4-H National Youth Science Day

Oct 1, 2015 Organizations Representing Law Enforcement, Private Businesses, Sciences and More to Help Celebrate Afterschool Programs at 16th Annual Lights On Afterschool Rally

Sept 24, 2015 Team of Students from Long Island Wins National Art Contest Hicksville Boys & Girls Club Youth Designed This Year’s Lights On Afterschool Poster

Sept 18, 2015 America Will Turn the Lights on for Afterschool on October 22nd Empire State Building to be Lit in Yellow for 16th Annual Rally for Afterschool

2014

Oct 23, 2014 A Million People Rally Today to Keep the Lights On After School 15th Annual Rally for Afterschool Programs Includes 8,000 Events Across the Nation

Oct 22, 2014 Communities in Every Corner of United States Will Rally for Afterschool Programs on Thursday as Part of the 15th Annual Lights On Afterschool New Data Shows Unmet Demand for Afterschool at Nearly 20 Million Children On

Oct 17, 2014 National Rally for Afterschool Programs to Shine Light on Physical Fitness Events Will Highlight the Unmet Demand for Afterschool Programs, Which Has Increased to Nearly 20 Million Children

Oct 9, 2014 Mozilla, Afterschool Alliance Team Up for Lights On Afterschool Webmaker Challenge

Oct 2, 2014 Nationwide Rally for Afterschool Shines a Light On Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) Learning

Sept 25, 2014 4-H Clubs, Ys, After School All-Stars to Join Museums, Community Groups, Businesses and Other Partners for 15th Annual Lights On Afterschool Rally

Sept 17, 2014 New York City Skyline Will Shine for Afterschool Empire State Building to Be Lit in Yellow for National Lights On Afterschool Rally on October 23

Sept 10, 2014 San Juan County, New Mexico Student Wins National 'Lights On Afterschool' Poster Contest

Sept 4, 2014 America Will Turn the Lights On for Afterschool October 23rd 15th Annual Nationwide Rally for Afterschool Will Include Students, Educators, Parents, Community Leaders, Policy Makers and Others

2013

Nov 11, 2013 Help Your Local Afterschool Program Win a Prize! Bright House Networks Afterschool Facebook Photo Contest Open for Voting

Oct 29, 2013 Governor Schwarzenegger to Join 'Lights On Afterschool' in D.C. Tomorrow

Oct 18, 2013 One Million Parents, Students, and Community, State and National Leaders Rally Today to Keep the Lights on After School Fourteenth Annual Nationwide Rally for Afterschool Includes More than 8,000 Events

Oct 15, 2013 Millions to Rally for Afterschool Programs This Week During 14th Annual Lights On Afterschool

Oct 15, 2013 Lights On Afterschool 2013 Local Events A Representative Sample 

Oct 3, 2013 Science Museums, Cable Networks, Dance Programs Among Diverse Organizations Supporting 14th Annual Nationwide Rally for Afterschool Lights On Afterschool Partners Reflect Diverse Afterschool Activities

Sept 27, 2013 Afterschool Is What You Make of It Student's Artwork is Displayed on Limited-Edition Beverage Label

Sept 26, 2013 The Warm Glow of Afterschool Empire State Building Will Be Lit in Yellow as Part of Nationwide Rally for Afterschool on October 17

Sept 19, 2013 Afterschool Programs Across Country to Celebrate 4-H National Youth Science Day as Part of Lights On Afterschool!

Sept 12, 2013 Brooklyn Middle School Student Wins National ‘Lights On Afterschool’ Poster Contest

Sept 5, 2013 October 17 Will Mark 14th Annual Lights On Afterschool! Nationwide Rally for Afterschool Will Bring Together Parents, Students, Educators, Policy Makers and Others

2012

Oct 18, 2012 Thirteen Years of Keeping the Lights On Afterschool One Million Parents, Educators, Students, Policy Makers and Others Call on Congress Not to Deny or Divert Afterschool Funds

Oct 17, 2012 A Million People Expected to Rally This Week to Keep the Lights On Afterschool 13th Annual Rally for Afterschool to Feature Screenings of Award-Winning Documentary on Brooklyn Afterschool Program, Much More

Oct 16, 2012 Award-Winning Chess Documentary Featured at Nationwide Rally for Afterschool Film about Afterschool Chess Team Is Being Screened at Select Lights On Afterschool Events

Oct 12, 2012 Lights On Facebook! Afterschool Alliance and Bright House Networks Announce Lights On Afterschool Photo Contest

Oct 10, 2012 Nationwide Rally for Afterschool Shines a Light on Importance of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Lights On Afterschool Events Showcase Ways Programs Teach Math and Sciences

Sept 27, 2012 Broad Spectrum of Groups Supporting 13th Annual Nationwide Rally for Afterschool Represent the Diversity of Program Offerings Science, Arts, Library, Physical Fitness, Education and Governors' Organizations Are Among Lights On Afterschool Partners

Sept 25, 2012 Pasadena, Texas Student is the Artist Behind the 2012 Lights On Afterschool Poster Fifteen-Year-Old Communities In Schools-ACE Student Created Winning Poster Being Used Nationwide

Sept 13, 2012 The Empire State Building: Five Years of Lighting Up for Afterschool New York City Landmark Will Be Lit in Yellow in Support of Afterschool Programs on October 18

Sept 6, 2012 As 13th Annual Lights On Afterschool! Approaches, Many Afterschool Programs Struggle to Survive Communities Nationwide Gear Up to Show Support for Afterschool Programs that Help Working Families, Keep Kids Safe and Inspire Students to Learn

2011

October 19, 2011 Lights On Afterschool 2011 Local Events A Representative Sample

October 18, 2011 From Coast to Coast and at U.S. Military Bases Worldwide, Parents, Students, Educators, Community Leaders and Lawmakers Will Rally to Keep the Lights On Afterschool This Week  Many Events to Include Lighting of Local Landmarks

October 17, 2011 Local Landmarks across Country to Be Lit for 12th Annual Lights On Afterschool Events Next Week From Rice Lake, Wisconsin to Ramstein, Germany, Special Events Will Shine a Spotlight on the Need for More Afterschool Programs for America’s Kids

October 13, 2011 U.S. Military Bases Stateside and Overseas to Participate in Twelfth Annual Nationwide Rally for Afterschool

October 6, 2011 Year of Science in Afterschool Celebrated at Rallies Nationwide Lights On Afterschool Events Feature Robotics Competitions, Chemistry Experiments and Opening of a New Center for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Activities

September 30, 2011 Kids at 2011 Lights On Afterschool Events Will Demonstrate Math Skills, Science Smarts, Horse-Riding Abilities, Cultural Awareness, Musical Talent and More

September 23, 2011 Lights On Afterschool 2011 Partners are as Diverse As Afterschool Activities & Student Interests

September 15, 2011 Haltom City, Texas Fifth Grader Is Artist Behind the 2011 Lights On Afterschool Poster

September 12, 2011 Afterschool Alliance, jcpenney Encourage Cities and Towns to “Light Up a Landmark” as Part of Nationwide Rally for Afterschool

September 1, 2011 Twelve Years of Lights On Afterschool! Community Leaders, Educators to Join Parents, Kids and Others to Urge Congress Not to Divert or Deny Funds for Afterschool

2010

October 21, 2010 Keeping the Lights On for Afterschool Nationwide Rally for Afterschool Draws One Million Parents, Educators, Students, Policy Makers and Others Who Call on Congress to Save Afterschool Funds

October 19, 2010 In Every Corner of the Country, Parents, Students, Educators, Community Leaders and Lawmakers Will Rally This Week to Keep the Lights On Afterschool Many Events This Year Will Feature the 'Petition to Save Afterschool Funds'

October 18, 2010 Afterschool Alliance Launches Unprecedented Petition to Save Afterschool Funds Parents, Kids, Community Leaders, Educators Tell Congress: 'Don't Deny or Divert Afterschool Funds!'

October 7, 2010 Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Are Highlights of 2010 Rally for Afterschool

October 7, 2010 What Are Kids Doing After School? Afterschool Alliance, JCPenney Afterschool to Release Findings from National Survey Comparing Afterschool Participation, Satisfaction and Demand in Rural, Urban and Suburban Communities

September 29, 2010 Cities and Towns Large and Small to Highlight, Celebrate Diverse Afterschool Activities for Lights On Afterschool

September 24, 2010 Philadelphia Seventh Grader Is Creator of 2010 Lights On Afterschool Poster Poster Is Being Used Across the Country to Urge Participation in Nationwide Rally for Afterschool Programs

September 22, 2010 Support for Nationwide Rally for Afterschool Comes from All Quarters

September 14, 2010 An Afterschool Rally of Historic Proportions Empire State Building, Mount Rushmore to be Lit Up For Eleventh Annual Lights On Afterschool!

September 8, 2010 Afterschool Programs Nationwide and Overseas Gear Up to Celebrate Eleventh Year of Lights On Afterschool! Parents, Kids and Others to Urge Congress Not to Divert or Deny Funds for Afterschool

2009

October 22, 2009 Turning the Lights On for Afterschool across the Globe Nationwide Rally for Afterschool Draws One Million Parents, Educators, Students, Policy Makers and Others Today

October 21, 2009 From Coast to Coast and Around the Globe, Parents, Students, Educators, Community Leaders and Policy Makers to Rally to Keep the Lights On Afterschool There's a Lights On Afterschool Event in Your Community!

October 20, 2009 The Lights are On for Afterschool At Military Bases Worldwide This Week

October 19, 2009 Innovative Afterschool Program Using Verizon Thinkfinity.org Resources Showcased At Kick-Off for Nationwide Rally for Afterschool in Washington, DC

October 9, 2009 Afterschool Means Art, Cooking, Science, Reading, Dodgeball and More – and So Does Lights On Afterschool Events to Celebrate Nationwide Rally for Afterschool Programs Highlight Range of Activities

October 5, 2009 Supporters of 10th Annual Nationwide Rally for Afterschool Reflect Diverse Activities Programs Offer

September 28, 2009 Historic Landmarks in New York City, Los Angeles Will Light Up for Afterschool on October 22nd Empire State Building, L.A. City Hall’s Lindbergh Beacon To Be Lit for 10th Annual Lights On Afterschool

September 22, 2009 New Poster Celebrates Ten Years of Lights On Afterschool Georgia Third, Fourth & Fifth Graders Designed Poster For Nationwide Rally for Afterschool Programs

September 17, 2009 Ten Years of Lights On Afterschool! Rallies All Across Nation to Focus on New State Data Exploring How America’s Children Spend their Afternoons, From Study Supported by JCPenney Afterschool Fund

2008

October 16, 2008 America Rallies for Afterschool Programs Lights On Afterschool Events Draw One Million Parents, Educators, Students, Policy Makers and Others Today

October 15, 2008 After the School Bell Rings... Are the Lights On Afterschool for Florida's kids? Cable to Air Show on National Lights On Afterschool Day! Thursday, October 16th at 8 AM on Suns Sports Network (Statewide in FL)

October 14, 2008 From Coast to Coast and Overseas, Parents, Students, Educators, Community Leaders and Policy Makers Rally to Keep the Lights On Afterschool There’s a Lights On Afterschool Event in Your Community

Listen to a message from Rhea Perlman, Carla of Cheers fame, and Jodi Grant, Afterschool Alliance Executive Director, about Lights On Afterschool 2008

October 9, 2008 A Salute to Afterschool Programs Military Bases Join National Rally for Afterschool

October 3, 2008 National Rally for Afterschool to Highlight Ways Programs Teach Science & Math, Improve Childrens Health, Expose Youth to Arts, Help Them Become More Engaged Citizens

September 26, 2008 Seniors’ Groups, Physical Fitness Advocates, Fine Arts Institutions Join Nonprofits, Corporations and Policy Makers In Supporting National Rally for Afterschool

September 18, 2008 Up In the Sky: It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane! No. It’s the Lights On Afterschool Light Bulb! Giant Lights On Afterschool Light Bulb to Travel U.S. In October

September 8, 2008 Cities Coast to Coast to Celebrate Lights On Afterschool This October

August 27, 2008 Empire State Building Will Light Up for Lights On Afterschool Yellow Lights Will Shine on New York City Landmark October 16 in Support of Afterschool Programs

August 20, 2008 Lights On Afterschool Goes Green! A Million Americans Expected to Join Ninth Annual Rally for Afterschool on Thursday, October 16

2007

Listen to a message from Rhea Perlman, Carla of Cheers fame, and Jodi Grant, Afterschool Alliance Executive Director, about Lights On Afterschool 2007

October 18, 2007 A Million Americans Join City, State & Federal Lawmakers, Business & Community Leaders Around Nation In Rallying for Afterschool Today Empire State Building to be Lit in Yellow for Lights On Afterschool Tonight

October 18, 2007 Seattle Turns the 'Lights On Afterschool' T-Mobile USA, School's Out Washington, Pacific Science Center Host Gala & Awards Ceremony in One of Thousands of Rallies for Afterschool Today

October 16, 2007 Americans Rally to Keep the Lights on Afterschool From Alabama to Alaska This Week There's a Lights On Afterschool Event in Your Community

October 16, 2007 Afterschool Advocates from All Quarters Speak Out for Afterschool, Join National Rally

October 15, 2007 Military Families Join National Lights On Afterschool Rally

October 12, 2007 Americans Want the Lights On After School for our Children & Youth Memo to Editorial Page Writers/Editors

October 9, 2007 For the First Time Ever, the Empire State Building Will Light Up for Lights On Afterschool Yellow Lights Will Shine on New York City Landmark October 18th in Support of Afterschool Programs

October 8, 2007 Health and Fitness Take Center Stage At Many Lights On Afterschool Events This Year

October 7, 2007 More than 5,000 Students Expected As Los Angeles Kicks Off Lights On Afterschool 2007

October 1, 2007 Turning the Lights On for Afterschool State-By-State Governors Across the Nation Issue Proclamations Supporting Afterschool Rally

September 24, 2007 Communities to Celebrate 8th Annual Lights On Afterschool with Ballet Folklorico, Poster Contests, Rallies, Recognition Ceremonies

September 17, 2007 Nonprofits, Corporations, Lawmakers Support National Rally for Afterschool

August 27, 2007 Coming to a Town Near You – Lights On Afterschool 2007 Annual Rally for Afterschool Will Launch Tenth Anniversary Celebration of Federal Afterschool Initiative

2006

Cheers' Rhea Perlman broadcasts Lights On Afterschool message. Click to listen.

October 12, 2006 A Million Americans Join State & Federal Lawmakers Across Country Today in Rallying for Afterschool

October 12, 2006 As a Million Americans Turn the Lights On for Afterschool Today, Survey Finds Afterschool Funding Lagging; Programs Forced to Cut Services, Limit Slots, Cut Staff Pay
 

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October 12, 2006 Governor Schwarzenegger Leads California In Turning the "Lights On" for Afterschool Today Governor Speaks at Bakersfield Rally

October 10, 2006 New York Is Turning the "Lights On" for Afterschool

October 10, 2006 Americans Rally to Keep the Lights on Afterschool From Falls Church to Fairbanks This Week There's a Lights On Afterschool Event in Your Community

October 6, 2006 Afterschool Programs on Military Bases Join National Lights On Afterschool Rally

October 5, 2006 Lights On Afterschool to Kick Off This Weekend With DC Soccer Fiesta Oct. 7; West Coast Kickoff in L.A. Oct. 8 Thousands of Rallies around the Nation Next Week

September 28, 2006 TiVo Helps Turn the Lights On for Afterschool TiVo and Afterschool Alliance Join Forces to Empower Parents

September 27, 2006 Coming to Your Town: A Lights On Afterschool Giant "Light Bulb" Giant Bulbs Shine Light on Need for More Afterschool Programs

September 15, 2006 Turning the Lights On from Coast-to-Coast Cities Nationwide Gear Up for National Afterschool Rally

September 8, 2006 Support for October 12 Lights On Afterschool Comes from All Quarters

August 24, 2006 Americans from Coast-to-Coast to Rally for Afterschool Programs At Lights On Afterschool Events October 12 Message to Lawmakers: Keep Lights On & Doors Open After School for our Kids

2005

October 20, 2005 Actors, Athletes, State & Federal Lawmakers Join Parents, Children, Educators at Thousands of Rallies for Afterschool

October 20, 2005 Inspired by Afterschool: Youth Essay Contest Winners Announced.

September-October, 2005: This year, Lights On Afterschool includes a Traveling Light Bulb Tour. A giant inflatable light bulb and a special mural for children's art are crisscrossing the country in October. Learn more about it. Click here.

October 18, 2005 Afterschool to Light Up United States Capitol on October 20 Afterschool Students from Across Nation to Give Testimonials To Members of Congress as Country Celebrates 'Lights On Afterschool'

October 18, 2005 Lights On Afterschool in New England

October 14, 2005 Lights On Afterschool Is On Base Afterschool Programs on Military Bases Join National Rally

October 12, 2005 Actors Rhea Perlman, Kevin Sorbo Headline Lights On Afterschool!

October 3, 2005 Coming to Your Town: The Lights On Afterschool "Traveling Light Bulb" Tour

October 2, 2005 California Helps Kick Off Lights On Afterschool 2005
Some 7,000 Events to Follow in Every Corner of Nation

September 28, 2005 Seniors, Hip-Hop Artists, Law Enforcement, Others Join Nation's Top Afterschool Providers in National Rally October 20

September 27, 2005 Dallas ISD's Harry Stone Montessori School to Launch National Afterschool Traveling Light Bulb Tour Tour Will Kick-Off Sixth Annual Lights On Afterschool

September 19, 2005 Turning the Lights On from Coast-to-Coast Cities Nationwide Gear Up for National Afterschool Rally

September 9, 2005 Traveling Light Bulb and Children's Art Displays To Headline Largest-Ever Rally for Afterschool Thursday, October 20 is Lights On Afterschool 2005

2004

October 14, 2004 Afterschool Programs Open A World of Opportunity for Children A Statement from Vanessa Castagna, Chairman and CEO of JCPenney Stores, Catalog and Internet

October 14, 2004 House & Senate Declare October 14 Lights On Afterschool Day, As Americans Rally from Coast to Coast for Afterschool Programs

October 14, 2004 Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rhea Perlman, Athletes, Lawmakers Join Parents, Children, Educators for Largest Afterschool Rally Ever

October 12, 2004 Americans Rally to Keep the Lights on Afterschool From Atlanta to Anchorage This Week There's a Lights On Afterschool Event in Your Community

October 11, 2004 Military Families Nationwide and Overseas Help Organize Lights On Afterschool

October 8, 2004 4-H & Junior Achievement Programs, YMCAs, Boys & Girls Clubs Nationwide Help Organize Lights On Afterschool

October 5, 2004 Afterschool Programs Poised to Help Battle Childhood Obesity Many Lights On Afterschool Rallies This Month Will Stress Fitness, Nutrition

October 3, 2004 California Kicks Off Lights On Afterschool 2004 More than 6,000 Events to Follow in Every Corner of Nation

October 1, 2004 Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Actress Rhea Perlman To Headline Fifth Annual Lights On Afterschool!

September 23, 2004 Nation's Mayors Join Nationwide Rally To Keep the Lights On Afterschool

September 17, 2004 Afterschool Programs Coast-to-Coast to Rally for Afterschool Lights On Afterschool 2004 Will Take Place in Museums and JCPenney Stores, In Schools & on Baseball Fields on October 14

September 13, 2004 Have You Seen This Poster?

September 2, 2004 Afterschool Program Directors, Parents, Kids across Nation Gear Up for Largest-Ever Rally for Afterschool October 14 is Lights On Afterschool 2004

2003

October 9, 2003 Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rhea Perlman, Governors, Mayors, State Legislators Join Parents, Childen and Educators For Nation's Largest Afterschool Rally Ever

October 8, 2003 National Rally for Afterschool to Go Online Kidz Online Teams Up with Afterschool Alliance for Lights On Afterschool! Webcast

October 6, 2003 Americans Rally to Keep the Lights on Afterschool From Maine to Alaska This Week

October 5, 2003 California and Texas Kick Off Lights On Afterschool! 2003 Weekend Events in Los Angeles and Austin Launch Nationwide Rally for Afterschool; Events Feature Afterschool Champion Arnold Schwarzenegger, Members of Congress, Sheriffs, Judges, Business Leaders

September 30, 2003 Helicopter Demonstration, Pajama/Reading Night, Mile of Nickels, 'Storytime with the Mayor' to be Among Diverse, Educational Lights On Afterschool! Events This Year

September 15, 2003 Have You Seen This Poster?

September 4, 2003 Afterschool Programs Plan Unique, Diverse Events for Lights On Afterschool! on October 9

August 27, 2003 Afterschool Program Directors, Parents, Kids Across the Nation Gear Up for Largest-Ever Rally for Afterschool