Celebrate Youth Voices at YOUR Lights On Afterschool Event!

One of the best and brightest moments in the afterschool year - making it an ideal opportunity to share the story of afterschool with the world!

The State of Indiana has proclaimed October 26, 2016 Keeping the Lights On Afterschool Day
Read the full proclamation  HERE!

When you register your event as an official Lights on Afterschool celebration, you'll receive an event starter kit, which includes 10 free posters to help you promote your event, and make you eligible for cool prizes each week.

Spread the word!
Use #LightsOnAfterschool and #AfterschoolWorks to get the conversation going and share your story 


#LightsOnIndy :: Thursday, October 26, 2017, 6-8pm
Soldiers and Sailors Monument, 1 Monument Circle
  • On the evening of October 26th the Indianapolis Power & Light windows will be lit up to commemorate Lights On Afterschool Day at #LightsOnIndy w/ #IPLlights! Participants can bring signs and stories about the positive impact of afterschool across Indiana and pose for FUN photo ops with friends in afterschool and summer learning from across the state. We will be giving away tshirts, Light On swag and other goodies!

kidscommons Children's Museum Lights On :: October 26 5:30-8pm 
309 Washington Street, Columbus
  • Free museum admission for families with children preK thru 6th grade. Enjoy STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) activities throughout the museum. The evening includes a free pizza dinner. Sponsored by the Bartholomew County Out-of-School Coalition, in partnership with BCSC iCare, Foundation For Youth and Children, Inc. Children must be accompanied by an adult. There will be door prizes and free give-aways. Visit kidscommons.org for additional details.

Congrats to Safe Harbor for a successful Lights On on September 20th! 
  • The event featured several local leaders, including Michigan City Mayor Ron Meer, Congressman Pete Visclosky, and representatives from Senator Todd Young and Senator Joe Donnelly's offices. Michigan City Area Schools Superintendent Barbara Eason-Watkins was also in attendance. READ MORE on the event via The News-Dispatch.

But wait- there are MORE!! 
Find more details on all of the events across Indiana here: http://afterschoolalliance.org/loa.cfm

With three weeks left until Lights On, there are plenty of great opportunities and ideas on how to celebrate.

It can be as easy or complicated as you like!
  • Missed the Alliance #LightsOnAfterschool webinar series? Recordings are online now HERE!
  • Checkout the Alliance Lights On website for TONS of templates and ideas.
  • Distribute a calendar announcement to local newspapers, television stations, and radio stations.
  • Share a short newsletter article promoting your event for allied organizations to share on their websites or in their newsletters.
  • To keep your planning on track, be sure to bookmark the planning checklist.
Check out the new and improved Share On Social Media page! In addition to ready-to-share Lights On Afterschool graphics for Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, this page hosts sample posts and a timeline of online actions to take before, during, and after October 26.

Spread the word! Use #LightsOnAfterschool and #AfterschoolWorks to get the conversation going and share your story. 

Today, for every child in an afterschool program, two are waiting to get in. Let's raise our voices for all the kids who need Lights On Afterschool.

About Lights On Afterschool:
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.

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.
Indiana Afterschool Network

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

Mission: We are a nonprofit organization that champions afterschool and summer  learning by inspiring, empowering and connecting youth workers, partners  and advocates at the state and local levels.

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