On [date], [Name of your program] will hold a [rally, open house, science fair, etc.] as part of Lights On Afterschool
, a nationwide rally for afterschool programs that is expected to include more than 8,000 events this year. In all, more than one million Americans are expected to join in events across the country to draw attention to the need for more afterschool programs.
[Name of program]’s Lights On Afterschool event will be at [location] from [time]. [Brief description of event and activities]. Special guests will include [mayor, school superintendent, local celebrity, etc]. [Name of program] currently serves [number] youth in [your community/the school’s neighborhood], providing learning opportunities and a safe haven that helps kids avoid risky behaviors, online and offline, during the hours of 3 to 6 p.m.
[All community members] are invited to attend. For further information about the event, please contact [your name] at [your phone/email address]. For more information about Lights On Afterschool or about afterschool programs in general, visit www.afterschoolalliance.org
Afterschool programs help kids learn and grow, keep them safe, and give parents peace of mind. According to data from the Afterschool Alliance, 11.3 million children are without adult supervision in the afternoon hours.