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September 9, 2021Articles » Celebrate the 22nd annual Lights On Afterschool Oct. 28, 2021!

Launched in October 2000, Lights On Afterschool is the only nationwide event celebrating afterschool programs and their important role in the lives of children, families and communities. The effort has become a hallmark of the afterschool movement and generates media coverage across the country each year.

Lights On Afterschool 2021 will be a celebration unlike any other! Join us on September 9 for our Lights On Afterschool 101 webinar: whether you’re planning an in-person event, celebrating virtually, or want to join a few fun national events online and on social media, we’ll share ideas and strategies to make this year a big, bright celebration of afterschool!

The Afterschool Alliance organizes Lights On Afterschool to draw attention to the many ways afterschool programs support students by offering them opportunities to learn new things—such as science, community service, robotics, Tae Kwon Do and poetry—and discover new skills. The events send a powerful message that millions more kids need quality afterschool programs.

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