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Lights On Afterschool 101

September 9, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Every October, 1 million Americans come together at more than 8,000 Lights On Afterschool events across the nation. Like afterschool programs, Lights On Afterschool celebrations come in all shapes and sizes, and don’t have to be huge to be effective. Holding an event is an excellent way to build support for your program, by letting leaders and policymakers see firsthand how you are supporting kids and families in your community.

Afterschool programs have risen to the moment to provide critical supports for youth and families during the pandemic — from innovative virtual programming to meals to caring for children of essential workers to wellbeing check-ins. We need to celebrate and recognize their efforts, and call attention to the importance of afterschool supports in the school year ahead.

Whether this is your first Lights On Afterschool or your 22nd, join us for this webinar to inspire and help you get the most out of your celebration.


  • Charlotte Steinecke, Communications Manager, Afterschool Alliance
  • Tiyana Glenn, Project Associate, Afterschool Alliance
  • Johanna L. Friedel, M.Ed., Director, Afterschool Center of Education at Greenville ISD, Greenville, National Afterschool Ambassador Emeritus
  • Mark Cowsert, Associate Director of Policy and Partnerships Missouri AfterSchool Network, National Afterschool Ambassador Emeritus


September 9, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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