National Spotlight on Afterschool Programs

Posted by 224f on October 15, 2015 · Flag

On Thursday, October 22, 2015, WINGS for Kids is celebrating LIGHTS ON AFTERSCHOOL! Spearheaded by the Afterschool Alliance, this 16th national observance shines a spotlight on the best and brightest of programs operating in the afterschool hours. Of course, we know that WINGS is one of the best!

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 effort has become a hallmark of the afterschool movement and generates media coverage across the country each year.

The Afterschool Alliance organizes Lights On Afterschool to draw attention to the many ways afterschool programs support students by offering them opportunities to learn new things—such as science, community service, robotics, Tae Kwon Do and poetry—and discover new skills. The events send a powerful message that millions more kids need quality afterschool programs.

Help us celebrate, like our WINGS Atlanta team, by posting why you think afterschool programming matters and using the hashtag #LightsOnWINGS.



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