The Kentucky Out-of-School Alliance (KYOSA) is proud to be joining our friends at the Afterschool Alliance and thousands of afterschool and summer programs in the largest nationwide showcase of OST programs during the 22nd annual Lights On Afterschool celebration on October 28!
Despite the uncertainty and challenges of this past year, afterschool programs rose to the moment – supporting students and families by providing needed meals, childcare for essential workers, and high-quality virtual learning experiences when schools were forced to close. On October 28, we’re helping to shine a light on the important role of afterschool programs in our community – and you can too!
We have three big goals this year that will help shine a spotlight on Kentucky’s OST programs and let everyone know that #AfterschoolWorksInKY:
- Host 100 local events across the Commonwealth. Sign up now to tell us if you’re planning on joining the celebration, and receive information on how you can get involved in a Lights On Afterschool like no other!
- Light up at least 50 landmarks in local communities. Think of large buildings that already light up, from City Hall and office complexes to stadiums and historic buildings. Contact the community affairs department, or better yet, contact someone you know to ask about designating October 28th’s lighting for Lights On Afterschool. Share a photo on social media with the hashtag #AfterschoolWorksInKY!
- Request 25 local proclamations. More than just governors can issue proclamations. A county judge, mayor, school board, parks and recreation department, your own governing board, or your partners can also issue proclamations for Lights On Afterschool. You can use this as an opportunity to tell them about your program’s successes and to thank them for their support.
Finally, check out the Lights On Afterschool homepage for event ideas and toolkits to help make this year the brightest Lights On celebration yet!
Happy Lights On Afterschool!