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 national effort is organized by the Afterschool Alliance has become a hallmark of the afterschool movement and generates media coverage across the country each year. LOA events send a powerful message that millions more kids need quality afterschool programs.
Nebraska did a tremendous job of celebrating afterschool and summer programming and sharing the importance of these programs with stakeholders across the state. Nearly 5,000 people attended these LOA events across Nebraska in October 2016...many of these programs received local news coverage. A few highlights and pictures from these events:
Lexington Lexington Academy and Multiple Choices
North Platte Kids Klub
Lincoln Community Learning Centers
Omaha Collective for Youth