In this webinar, we discussed a variety of strategies and considerations when planning your event and reaching out to policy makers to make sure that your Lights On Afterschool event makes a big splash.
Policy makers at every level are vital to expanding the resources available to support afterschool programs. You can invite them to your event or ask them to issue a proclamation—any connection is a good one! Lights On Afterschool provides an excellent opportunity for political candidates to speak to constituents about their commitment to afterschool. The presence of candidates can raise the profile of your event and increase media attention. We were joined by two of our amazing Afterschool Ambassadors, Kim Templeman and Patrick Pinchinat, and Patrick's colleague Marlena Starace, who provided some great insights and suggestions from their own experiences bringing policy makers to Lights On Afterschool events.