Clubhouses to Celebrate Lights on After School Day!

Clubhouses Celebrate Lights on Afterschool October 26 & 27!
In America today, 11.3 million children are alone and unsupervised after school. Afterschool programs keep kids safe, help working families and inspire learning. They provide opportunities to help young people develop into successful adults.

Launched in October 2000, Lights On Afterschool is the only nationwide event celebrating afterschool programs and their role in keeping kids safe, inspiring them to learn and helping working families. The effort has become a hallmark of the afterschool movement and annually sees more than 1 million Americans celebrate at more than 8,000 events nationwide. Wakeman Boys & Girls Club is proud to provide a safe, fun, enriching place for more than 500 youth and teens on Lights on Afterschool day - and every day after school.
Smilow-Burroughs Clubhouse Celebration
Thursday, October 26, 2017

The Smilow-Burroughs Clubhouse was full of fun activities from 4:00-5:30pm, including Musical Chairs, Bingo, Crossword Puzzles, Jump Rope Competition, Knockout Tournament, Art Project, Scavenger Hunt, and special cupcake snack donated by the School Volunteer Association of Bridgeport. The day was supported by volunteers from University of Bridgeport and Sacred Heart University, with lots of fun and prizes!
Southport Clubhouse Celebration
Friday, October 27, 2017

The Southport Clubhouse celebrated on Friday, October 27th due to the Fairfield half day of school on Thursday.  The Club's activities from 4:00-5:30pm will feature a "Super Hero" themed party, with many super hero related games and challenges, including obstacle courses, javelin toss, Minute to Win In, Guess Who and more! Members were asked to wear pink to celebrate breast cancer awareness.
About Lights on Afterschool

Lights On Afterschool was launched in October 2000 with celebrations in 1,200 communities nationwide. The following year 3,600 events took place. Today, more than 8,000 Lights On Afterschool rallies are held annually, attracting 1 million Americans and media coverage nationwide.

Lights On Afterschool is a project of the Afterschool Alliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring that all children have access to quality, affordable afterschool programs. Former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has served as Chair of Lights On Afterschool since 2001.

The Afterschool Alliance salutes the many Lights On Afterschool partners and programs who make this event a success, in particular the After-School All-Stars, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, 4-H Afterschool, Junior Achievement, the 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Young Rembrandts, and the YMCA of the USA.
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