CA Celebrates the 2021 Lights On Afterschool!
October 28, 2021

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Join CAN and thousands of communities in celebrating and rallying for afterschool programs as the Afterschool Alliance organizes the 22nd annual Lights On Afterschool!

This special edition newsletter will connect our CA Expanded Learning and OST programs and partners with resources, events, and tips to plan Lights On Afterschool (LOA) Events. Be sure to check our Lights On Afterschool webpage for weekly updates until October 28th!

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Lights On Afterschool 101
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The Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How of Lights On Afterschool - Check it out!

Who celebrates Lights On Afterschool?

Lights On Afterschool is a nationwide event, celebrated across the nation! Schools, community partners, educators, children and youth, and communities all celebrate the Lights are On Afterschool!

What is Lights On Afterschool?

Lights On Afterschool is an event that calls attention to the importance of afterschool programs and the resources required to keep the lights on and the doors open, especially as programs step up to help students, families, and communities in the pandemic. 

Lights On Afterschool is a project of the Afterschool Alliance, a nonprofit public awareness and advocacy organization working to ensure that all children and youth have access to quality afterschool programs.


Local, Statewide and National Events Offered!

Check out our Lights On Afterschool webpage for updates!

LOA Oct. 1 Event FlyerFriday, October 1, 2021, 12:00PM PDT

CAN, in partnership with the BOOST Collaborative and the Afterschool Alliance are excited to announce a free online #BOOSTtraining, “Advocacy for ALL.” This training will focus on:

  • What Advocacy means
  • How you can be an advocate for your communities
  • How to leverage events like Lights On Afterschool to support your advocacy efforts. 
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2021 Lights On Afterschool Promotes Health & Wellness!
Thursday, October 28, 2021

High-quality SEL-focused afterschool programs offer students an opportunity to build on critical social and emotional skills in an engaging setting with fun activities and caring adult mentors. Additionally, afterschool programs support children and youth from serving nutritious meals to team-building physical activity, afterschool programs promoting Health & Wellness in tons of ways!