Lights on Afterschool

Celebrating Afterschool in the Lone Star State

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.

TXPOST recommends 8 ways to engage in #LightsonAfterschool in Texas.

  1. Register your event at: http://www.afterschoolalliance.org/loaHostEvent.cfm.
  2. Not a program provider- no problem you can find and support an event http://www.afterschoolalliance.org/loaFindEventZip.cfm.
  3. Reach out to a policymaker – city, state and national legislators love to interact with programs that positively impact youth!
  4. Put in an application for the Fluor STEM Activity Challenge! Applications are being accepted through October 25th.  Apply today!
  5. Post, tweet and post some more!! Include #LightsonAfterschool #LOAFluorEngineeringChallenge @tx_post @afterschool4all
  6. Join TXPOST and Learn All the Time on October 19th at Mi Madre’s in Austin to eat the Taco of the Month in support of Lights on Afterschool!
  7. Donate to TXPOST! To continue to do this work we need your support. A $5 pledge is impactful to our advocacy work and is easy to do! Click here.
  8. Thank your afterschool professionals– part of making community impact is to thank the folks who make afterschool impactful every day.

Download the PDF with all the details here.