Afterschool Webinar:

Lights On Afterschool Youth Town Hall

Thursday, Oct 28, 2021 06:00 PM ET

Join us for the centerpiece event of the 22nd annual Lights On Afterschool, the nation’s celebration of afterschool programs. Youth from programs around the country will share reflections on the past year and a half and how their afterschool programs have impacted their lives, perspectives on what youth need to thrive, and hopes for the future. A special segment will be devoted to recognizing the powerful role of afterschool program staff and mentors in shaping the lives of young people.

Lights On Afterschool is held each October to shine a light on afterschool programs and the opportunities they provide young people to learn and grow. In a typical year, 8,000+ events draw 1 million Americans. This year, a mix of in-person and virtual activities will take place.

Featured Speakers 

  • Afterschool Youth Ambassadors from around the country
    • Brock Brewer, Youth Afterschool Ambassador and student at Youth and Family Link Afterschool Program in Kelso, WA
    • Belen Perez, Youth Afterschool Ambassador and student at Community Lodgings in Alexandria, VA
    • Ramaya Thomas, Youth Afterschool Ambassador and student at VOX Atl in Dallas, GA
  • Youth from the Million Girls Moonshoot initiative
    • Amanda Gutierrez, 15, Sophomore at Lincoln Pius HS, Mathcounts, Lincoln, NE
    • Elon Tullock, SC
  • Jodi Grant, Executive Director, Afterschool Alliance
  • Albert Shumake, River City Drum Corp afterschool program and River City Drumbeat afterschool documentary


BellXcel, Capital One, and Clear Channel Outdoor are generous sponsors of Lights On Afterschool this year.