Lights on Afterschool


Lights On Afterschool 2022
Thursday, October 20, 2022

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Join the Celebration!

Join CAN and thousands of communities in celebrating and rallying for afterschool programs as the Afterschool Alliance organizes the 23rd annual Lights On Afterschool! This nationwide event, taking place in October of 2022, 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. We are proud to be a Lights On Afterschool partner!

Too many children—24.6 million—are missing out on afterschool opportunities. Participate in Lights On Afterschool and help call attention to this important issue. 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.

Access a Planning Timeline and start planning ahead!

Why Celebrate?

  • Celebrate and call attention to your program and the work in your community!
  • Showcase programming and youth in action to community leaders!
  • Opportunity for Youth, Family, and Community engagement!
  • Educate stakeholders and elected officials!
  • Build awareness of OST and youth development in your community!
  • Highlight need for resources
  • Celebrate and build and nurture