Policy Maker Proclamations:
Proclaim Lights On in your city!

 Proclamations are an easy way for your community to celebrate Lights On Afterschool, and can be made by your mayor, local officials, or even by organizations!

Many communities have had success getting their mayor or local city/county councils to issue a proclamation in support of Lights On Afterschool.  In fact, nearly every governor in the country signs a proclamation each year.  This gesture is a simple way for elected officials to show their support, and gives you something to show off and announce at your event.

More than just mayors and governors can issue proclamations-a school board, parks and recreation department, your own governing board, or your partners can also issue proclamations for Lights On Afterschool.  You can use this as an opportunity to tell them about your program's successes and to thank them for their support.  
       STEP 1: See this link for sample language for a proclamation
that any organization or local official can adopt to endorse Lights On Afterschool and affirm that afterschool is key to kids' success.

STEP 2: Then, email Sara at the Indiana Afterschool Network to let us know about your success in highlighting the power of afterschool in your community!
Celebrate your program and all that your students achieve in afterschool!

Visit the Official Lights On Afterschool information page for details about the Lights On celebration across the nation. No matter what you want your event to look like, the event toolkit on this link can help you brainstorm brilliant celebration ideas- and make them happen! 

About Lights On Afterschool - October 22, 2015:
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.

Indiana Afterschool Network

Vision: Indiana is a place where all K-12 youth have  access to high quality learning opportunities beyond the school day that  prepare them for success in school, college, careers, and life.

Mission: We are a nonprofit organization that champions afterschool and summer  learning by inspiring, empowering and connecting youth workers, partners  and advocates at the state and local levels.

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