Lights On Afterschool

October 26th, 2017

Lights on Afterschool Day

Proclamation from the Governor 

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 events send a powerful message that millions more kids need quality afterschool programs.

Here’s how you can get involved:

      • You can use these MESSAGING TIPS to help spread the word that Afterschool Helps Kids Grow & Learn
      • Sign the petition to show your support for afterschool, and to help keep the Lights On Afterschool in 2017 and beyond.
      • Plan an event using these tools and resources
      • Share information about Lights On with families in your program such as these Lights On materials, available online

Thank you for all you do to support youth, families and afterschool programs in your community and across Oregon! Let’s help keep the Lights On for many years to come!!!


Thanks to Everyone Who Kept Their Lights On October 22nd, 2016!

loa2016Launched in October 2000, Lights On Afterschool is the only nationwide event celebratingLOA 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.

With over 15 million children missing out on afterschool opportunities, Lights On Afterschool draws attention to the fact that millions of kids still need quality afterschool programs. The Afterschool Alliance uses this event to help show 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. We hope you participate in Lights On Afterschool this year and help call attention to this important issue.

To learn more about Lights On Afterschool or access event planning tools, visit www.afterschoolalliance.org


Lincoln County Celebrated 15th annual Lights On Afterschool with a Bang in 2014!

Over 550 people attended the 2014 Lights On Afterschool event in Newport as OMSI partnered with the Youth Development Coalition (YDC) of Lincoln County to highlight afterschool opportunities for youth. OMSI received a mini-grant from the Association of Science and Technology Centers to partner with an afterschool provider to celebrating afterschool programs and their important role in the lives of children, families and communities. The OMSI Science Fair and Youth Resource Fair took place at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds all afternoon during a no school day. Families experienced hands-on art tables, science tables put together by OMSI, and make-it and take-it tables as they learned more about local resources available to them. OMSI and the YDC were the only Oregon receipient of this national grant, proudly emphasizing STEM in afterschool.