A project of the Afterschool Alliance

Event Planning Overview

The place to start when planning your event. Brainstorm ideas, learn strategies to make an impact, or view our planning timeline for all the steps that go into any event—from elaborate festivals to simple celebrations.

Why keep the Lights On?
Learn more of the basics: read the WHO, WHAT, WHEN & WHERE of Lights On Afterschool

Planning a Lights On event requires thinking ahead—use this detailed planning timeline to get an idea of all the steps involved and where to start. Not all steps are necessary. See what makes sense for your event and your community.

See the full timeline: Lights On Afterschool Timeline & Checklist