Lights On Afterschool: Thursday October 22, 2020
Event Themes and Ideas during COVID
Whether you are operating remotely, or working with small groups of students in person, you can celebrate Lights On!
Afterschool programs are centered around youth, so it makes sense that your Lights On can be, too. The youth in your program know firsthand why afterschool is important and can be your best, most authentic messengers. Amplify youth voices through in-person or virtual activities, or consider involving youth in organizing a virtual Lights On and an opportunity for leadership, activism, teamwork, and so much more.
If you can’t bring your community into your program, bring Lights On into your community! How? Light up a landmark in honor of Lights On, organize a walking art show or car or bike parade, post Lights On yard signs throughout the community, distribute lightbulb art for programs, families, and businesses to post in their windows… read on for more ideas and how to make this happen!
The wellbeing of our young people is top of mind today. Use Lights On Afterschool as a moment to connect, reflect, and support the well-being of youth in your program, or to highlight and showcase the ways programs help instill healthy habits that support physical and mental well-being.