On October 24th, our afterschool program (ASES) participated in the annual Lights On
Afterschool, a nationwide celebration of afterschool programs. We were one of more than 8,000 sites across the nation sending the message that afterschool is key to children’s success, and that we must keep the lights on and doors open after school. Parents, neighbors, school officials and others were invited to help us rally support for safe, stimulating afterschool programs. Our program included a few backyard style games, face painting, and Kona Ice!
The benefits of quality
afterschool programs are clear. They support working families by ensuring that
children are safe and productive when the school day ends. Quality afterschool
programs make our communities stronger by involving students, parents, business
leaders and volunteers. Quality afterschool programs give children the
opportunity to discover hidden talents as they grow academically and socially.
We hope that you will help us keep the lights on after school,
and give our children a brighter future.