It’s officially October, which means we’re only 18 days away from the 13th annual Lights On Afterschool! We hope you’re gearing up to host a great celebration of your own to help recognize the important role afterschool programs play for kids, families and communities across the country.
If you haven’t registered your event yet, this week is the perfect time to do so. If you register by Wednesday, October 3, you’ll be entered to win a Skype session with former NASA astronaut and afterschool advocate Joan Higginbotham. As the third African American woman to go into space, Joan has actively participated in 53 space shuttle launches during her 9-year tenure at Kennedy Space Center. Selected as an astronaut candidate by NASA in 1996, she has also logged over 308 hours in space during her mission with the crew of STS– 116. She’s also a strong supporter of afterschool programs and a member of the Afterschool Alliance Board of Directors. Don’t miss this opportunity to inspire your students to reach for the stars! Register now.
Here's a little bit more about Joan in her own words:
|Register your event by Friday, Oct. 12 to get your 10 free posters by Oct. 18.|
Light up your Lights On Afterschool celebration with light bulb strobe buttons (our most popular item), or have guests decorate t-shirts with light bulb iron-on transfers. For every purchase you make, a donation is made to the Afterschool Alliance, so you can have fun AND support afterschool!
We have new resources available on our website for registered events: downloadable event spotlights that can be used to help promote your event to the media and your community. We hope they help you share your Lights On Afterschool event with even more afterschool advocates!
For even more Lights On Afterschool event tips and planning resources, check out our event planning kit.