Lights On Afterschool Celebrates 19th Anniversary

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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, Taekwondo and poetry—and discover new skills. The events send a powerful message that millions more kids need quality afterschool programs.

EmBe will be holding an Open House celebrating Lights On Afterschool on October 25 from 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM at the following school age care locations: Sioux Falls/Harrisburg – Liberty, Horizon, Endeavor, Freedom, EmBe South; Mitchell – Longfellow, John Paul II, L.B. Williams, Gertie Belle Rogers.

We invite parents to enjoy spending time with your child playing a game in the gym, building something with a STEM kit, making something creative with crafts, enjoying an outdoor activity or challenging your child with a board game activity.

To learn more about Lights On Afterschool, visit the Afterschool Alliance website.

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