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.
STEAM Glow in the Dark Celebration
In honor of Lights On Afterschool, 4-H Afterschool held a “STEAM Glow-in-the-Dark” celebration on October 22nd at Gauger Middle School. As many as 150 parents and students from local middle schools took part in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) experiments and activities at the open house from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, including slime creations, Sphero (small robot toy balls) racing, volcanic explosions and 4-H trivia. There was also face painting and a kids vs. adults volleyball game.