Afterschool Webinars

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Youth Voice in Afterschool

Wed, Sep 12, 2018

Youth Voice in Afterschool

The past year has seen a wave of youth and student activists who have made their voices heard on a variety of topics and taken the national stage by storm. Join us for a webinar that discusses how afterschool and summer learning opportunities can provide the support and skills students want and need to raise their voices in public discourse and advocate for the issues and programs they care about.

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What Works: Lessons from 100,000 Lights On Afterschool Celebrations

Thu, Sep 6, 2018

What Works: Lessons from 100,000 Lights On Afterschool Celebrations

Every year, more than 1 million Americans come together in more than 8,000 Lights On Afterschool events in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Like afterschool programs, Lights On Afterschool celebrations can be whatever you make of them; events come in all shapes and sizes, and don't have to cost a lot to be effective. Join us in this webinar to learn insights on how to use our extensive event planning tools and go over all of the basics to help you stay on track with your planning for this year's celebration.

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What Works – Lessons from 100,000 Lights On Afterschool Celebrations

Thu, Sep 7, 2017

What Works – Lessons from 100,000 Lights On Afterschool Celebrations

You asked for advice from peers on what to do for Lights On Afterschool events, and in this webinar we deliver. Join us to hear from an afterschool program director and get a walkthrough from the Afterschool Alliance’s own Faith Savaiano of the tips and tricks we’ve gathered from 15 years of Lights On Afterschool celebrations. We will be joined by Afterschool Ambassador Ayana Crichton from Cranston, Rhode Island. 

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Lights On Afterschool: Traditional and Social Media Strategies

Tue, Aug 23, 2016

Lights On Afterschool: Traditional and Social Media Strategies

In this webinar, we will provide ideas for engaging the media and using social media before, during and after your Lights On Afterschool event to maximize your event's profile in the community and overall impact!

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Lights On Afterschool: Social Media Outreach Strategies

Thu, Oct 1, 2015

Lights On Afterschool: Social Media Outreach Strategies

In this webinar, we will provide ideas for using social media before, during and after your Lights On Afterschool event to maximize your event's profile in the community and overall impact.

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Lights On Afterschool: Promoting Healthy Eating & Physical Activity

Tue, Aug 30, 2016

Lights On Afterschool: Promoting Healthy Eating & Physical Activity

Are you looking for ways to make sure that your Lights On Afterschool event showcases how afterschool programs can keep kids healthy and active by incorporating the Healthy Eating and Physical Activity (HEPA) standards? In this webinar, we’ll make sure that you have all the ideas, tools, and resources you need to plan an event that shows the important role that afterschool programs play in keeping kids healthy and active before and after the school bell rings.

 
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Lights On Afterschool: Planning and Messaging for STEM Events

Tue, Sep 6, 2016

Lights On Afterschool: Planning and Messaging for STEM Events

We all know that afterschool programs are a great way to get children and youth excited about STEM and should be integral partners in STEM education. If you’re looking for ideas and suggestions for how to talk compellingly about your STEM programs and put together a STEM-themed Lights On Afterschool event, this webinar is for you!

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Lights On Afterschool: Making Afterschool an Election Issue

Thu, Aug 18, 2016

Lights On Afterschool: Making Afterschool an Election Issue

In this webinar, we will discuss 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!

 
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Lights On Afterschool: Engaging Youth Voice & Letters to the Next President

Thu, Aug 25, 2016

Lights On Afterschool: Engaging Youth Voice & Letters to the Next President

In this webinar, we will dig into how programs around the country can leverage their Lights On Afterschool events to engage youth voice, with a particular focus on the opportunities made available through the new Letters to the Next President project that is being co-hosted by the National Writing Project and KQED.

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