YOU can still join the ONE MILLION people celebrating Lights On Afterschool!

Make a difference in Indiana and across the nation by promoting the importance and impact of afterschool!
  • Attend one of the 60+ Indiana #LightsOnAfterschool events. Lights On Afterschool events showcase the vibrant people and accomplishments of afterschool, and can come a variety of forms-from art fairs to science projects. Find an event near you and show your support for afterschool!
  • Add your voice to our Thunderclap. Join a chorus of afterschool supporters on social media via Thunderclap. Thunderclap will automatically post a message on your social media pages TODAY. We're hoping to generate lots of buzz across a variety of platforms through our standard (yet customizable) message, which reads: "Afterschool: The place today's kids develop the skills to be tomorrow's leaders. Help keep the #LightsOnAfterschool!"
  • Email Congress. Remind Congress of the importance of passing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).
  • Sign the Petition. By signing the Afterschool Alliance's online petition, you declare your support for afterschool and urge for more programs to accommodate the millions of children still waiting for an afterschool opportunity near them.
  • It's still not too late to register an event! Lights On Afterschool celebrations come in all shapes and sizes, and simple events can make a big impact. Try bringing students and families together to decorate light bulb art, then display their masterpieces to keep the Lights On even after Oct. 22!

About Lights On Afterschool:
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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