Celebrate the 19th annual Lights On Afterschool Oct. 25, 2018!
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.
Dallas ISD's Assistant Superintendent of Student Services Sherry Christian West, US Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, and Dallas Afterschool's Christina Hanger come together to celebrate Lights On Afterschool!
Dallas Skyline lights up in yellow to celebrate afterschool programs and their impact in the lives of children, families, and communities.