Last Thursday, October 23, our Youth Programs took part in the 15th annual rally to support afterschool programs. We joined 8,000 events across the nation. 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. New data shows unmet demand for afterschool at nearly 20 million children.

Watch a video of one of our events here.

Read how some of our afterschool programs marked the event:

Events on Thursday, October 23:

Beacon 141:
Sixty-eighty middle school students read essays written about the importance of afterschool programs. The film club presented a video and held and a glow party
37-11 21st Avenue, Astoria, NY 11105
P: 718-777-9200

SONYC 145
Eighty-ninety middle school students released yellow balloons and decorated t-shirts to recognize the importance of afterschool programs.
33-34 80th Street, Jackson Heights, NY 11372
P: 347-334-3889

Beacon 109 Beacon 109Beacon 109 Program
Students from Beacon 109 afterschool program made posters to mark breast cancer awareness month and Lights On Afterschool. They then marched around the school.
213-10 92nd Avenue; Queens Village, NY 11428
P: (718) 776-0183

Events on Friday, October 24:

Farragut Cornerstone
The Farragut Community program hosted a staff vs. kids basketball game. The program’s dance group performed during the half-time show. A video featuring words from parents and participants was premiered.
228 York Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
P: 718-852-6318

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