Celebrate the 20th annual Lights On Afterschool Oct. 24, 2019!
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.
Houston’s celebration will be held at Hermann Park on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 4:30 pm.
Youth and families welcomed! Out 2 Learn will gather 300 youth and families to be “mindful about afterschool”. We will offer a 30 minute mindfulness and yoga presentation followed by a photo-opportunity. Afterwards participants will “make” a shape of a lightbulb by standing in key places. This day is to bring awareness and celebrate OST programs. Prominent Houston landmarks will be lit the “Afterschool Alliance” signature yellow and blue. (Confirmed locations: City Hall, Aquarium, & Montrose Bridge)
Celebrate with us! RSVP to join