Celebrate the 20th annual Lights On Afterschool Oct. 24, 2019!

It's Time to Celebrate!

Registration for the 20th #LightsOnAfterschool is open!

Sign up your afterschool program's event now for expert tips & the chance to win free prizes!

Lights On Afterschool is the only nationwide celebration of everything afterschool programs do for students, families and communities across the country. 

Thursday, October 24, 2019 is a golden opportunity to make sure parents, policymakers, and communities understand the impact of afterschool programs in keeping kids safe, inspiring them to learn, and giving families peace of mind.
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Shine a Light on Your Celebration, Reach Out To the Media!

Lights On Afterschool provides a wonderful opportunity to generate positive news coverage of your afterschool program and to remind the public of the need to provide sufficient funding for afterschool.

Lights On Afterschool is the biggest day of the year for afterschool to make a splash online, get trending, and share with new audiences about the impact of afterschool programs. Click HERE.

Use this sample media alert to tell reporters about your Lights On Afterschool event, and convince them that it's a genuine news story worthy of coverage. Click HERE.

(P.S. Don't forget to tag your social posts with #LightOnAfterschool AND #LightsOnIndiana )

For a step by step guide to success, check out this page created by the Afterschool Alliance HERE!
The Network Staff Celebrates Lights On Around the State!

Once again, Indianapolis Power and Light will light up their building on Monument Circle in Downtown Indianapolis for Lights On Afterschool Indiana!

In honor of this great sight + ALL of the work YOU do everyday around Indiana to support children and families, the Indiana Afterschool Network staff will be celebrating by taking the day to volunteer in programs across the state!

Stay tuned to our social media to find out where we show up and lend our hands!

Need a Boost to Get Started Planning?

Check out the Alliance's LIGHTS ON AFTERSCHOOL page for a comprehensive Event Kit and find ideas that fit your interest, timeline, and expertise.

Lights On Searchable IDEA Database!
Events come in all shapes and sizes. Celebrations might include an open house, breakfast summit for local leaders, student performance, candlelight vigil, or as simple as getting support for your petition. Pick something that works for your community and program. Check it out HERE!
Action Alert: Call on Congress to Protect Afterschool

Decisions about education funding will be made this week. Make sure afterschool has a seat at the table.

When the Senate returns to Capitol Hill this week, senators will likely start their FY2020 spending bills with the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education (LHHS) appropriations bill. As the current fiscal year ends September 30, Congress will have to act fast to avoid a continuing resolution or government shutdown.

In addition to the short deadline, the Senate will have fewer funds to work with than the House did for their LHHS bill. 

Now is the time to make the case to Senate appropriators about the importance and value of federal support for afterschool and summer learning programs.

Our Vision: We see Indiana as a place where all K-12 youth have access to high quality learning experiences beyond the school day that prepare them for success in school, college, careers, and life.