Lights On Afterschool is organized each year by the Afterschool Alliance to underscore the need to invest in afterschool programs, which provide homework help, healthy snacks, mentoring, physical activities, robotics, computer programming, art and music, job- and college-readiness, and myriad opportunities for hands-on learning.
On Thursday, for the tenth consecutive year, the iconic Empire State Building will be lit up in yellow for afterschool.
In a unanimous vote, the United States Senate passed a resolution recognizing October 20 as a day to celebrate Lights On Afterschool.
There are more than 100 national Lights On Afterschool partners this year; see the list here.
A list of Lights On Afterschool events is available here. To find other events in your area, see the map here.
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SOURCE Afterschool Alliance