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Lights On Afterschool is the biggest day of the year for afterschool to make a splash online, get trending, and share with new audiences about the impact of afterschool programs.

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It's on! Registration for the 21st #LightsOnAfterschool is now open! Whether you're planning to hold an event in person or online, join the largest celebration of afterschool on October 22! https://3to6.co/LOA2020

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We're gearing up for the 21st #LightsOnAfterschool by getting the word out! Now more than ever, afterschool programs are rising to the moment to keep kids safe, inspire them to learn, and help working families as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic—and Lights On Afterschool shines a national spotlight on their impact! Join us for a Lights On celebration like none other! https://3to6.co/LOA2020

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We can't wait to join in on the nationwide celebration of #LightsOnAfterschool. This year will be a celebration like no other as we put the spotlight on how afterschool programs are rising to the moment - supporting students, schools, and families stay safe & learning—and on Oct. 22 thousands of programs will share how they're keeping the lights on afterschool for our children!

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New survey data on afterschool

For 21 years, #LightsOnAfterschool has put a spotlight on the important role afterschool has played in our communities – now, that role has never been more important, especially for our students & families most in need due to the COVID-19 pandemic. When schools were forced to close in March, afterschool programs across the country immediately jumped in to make sure families who relied on afterschool meals, childcare, and much more were taken care of. Recent survey data shows how afterschool programs rose to the moment – but need more support to ensure they’ll be here for students now and in the future.

 

Help us put the #LightsOnAfterschool rising to the moment! 70% of programs surveyed nationally reported serving students in some capacity since the COVID-19 shutdowns – providing remote learning, childcare for essential works, delivering meals & more! https://3to6.co/57e99

Let’s put the #LightsOnAfterschool programs that have been there for us! Afterschool programs have risen to the occasion and stepped in to serve students & families, but now they need our support. 8 in 10 providers say they need more funding & guidance to continue serving their communities. https://3to6.co/57e99

Each year, #LightsOnAfterschool puts a spotlight on the important role of afterschool in our communities. Now, with 84% of programs facing uncertainty about their future, we need the brightest light yet to ensure we don't lose these critical programs. https://3to6.co/57e99

Put the #LightsOnAfterschool! Afterschool programs have risen to the occasion and stepped in to serve students & families, but now they need our support. 8 in 10 providers say they need more funding & guidance to continue serving their communities. https://3to6.co/57e99

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August - September

It’s on! The 21st #LightsOnAfterschool will look & feel like no other, but it’s never been more important to showcase & celebrate the important role afterschool programs play in our communities. Sign up now for updates to get involved: https://3to6.co/LOA2020

#LightsOnAfterschool, the national showcase for afterschool, is around the corner! This year will be different, but there are still dozens of ways to celebrate! Sign up for updates & learn more about how you can put the #LightsOnAfterschool! https://3to6.co/LOA2020

Registration for the 21st #LightsOnAfterschool is now open! Whether you’re planning to hold an event in person or online, sign up your afterschool program's event now for expert tips & the chance to win free prizes! http://3to6.co/LightsOn-Signup

Want to know how you can help keep the #LightsOnAfterschool? Online or in person, find a way to showcase what your program means to your community on Oct. 22! Sign up for updates & tips to put the #LightsOnAfterschool! https://3to6.co/LOA2020

We're ready to show the world how #AfterschoolWorks for our kids! Join the celebration of an unforgettable #LightsOnAfterschool: http://www.afterschoolalliance.org/loa.cfm

Even if you're busy, you can be a part of #LightsOnAfterschool and inspire others to get involved by taking the #LightbulbChallenge. Post a photo of you, your program, your family - whoever - posing a lightbulb on Oct 22! Here's how: http://www.afterschoolalliance.org/lightbulbChallenge.cfm

October

Keep the #LightsOnAfterschool where you are! There’s so many creative ways to showcase your program – whether in person or online. Join the largest nationwide celebration for afterschool: http://www.afterschoolalliance.org/loa.cfm

We're ready to show the world how #AfterschoolWorks for our kids! Help us put the #LightsOnAfterschool with one of these in-person or virtual showcase ideas: http://www.afterschoolalliance.org/loa.cfm

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Keep the #LightsOnAfterschool where you are! There’s so many creative ways to showcase your program – whether in person or online. Join the largest nationwide celebration for afterschool: http://www.afterschoolalliance.org/loa.cfm

We're ready to show the world how #AfterschoolWorks for our kids! Help us put the #LightsOnAfterschool with one of these in-person or virtual showcase ideas: http://www.afterschoolalliance.org/loa.cfm

Day of Lights On

It’s on! We’re celebrating the 21st annual #LightsOnAfterschool with over 1 million afterschool champions to showcase all the ways afterschool programs are serving our communities – now and in the future! Join the celebration: http://www.afterschoolalliance.org/loa.cfm

Our #LightsOnAfterschool, is yours? We challenge @[XX] @[XX] to do the #LightbulbChallenge or donate to help afterschool programs!

Join us for #LightsOnAfterschool tonight! We'll celebrate afterschool with [ACTIVITY 1] and [ACTIVITY 2]!

We're keeping the #LightsOnAfterschool to highlight the impact of afterschool—[# OF KIDS] kids in [YOUR STATE] rely on afterschool programs every day!

We're keeping the #LightsOnAfterschool to shine a light on the need for afterschool in XX—[# OF KIDS IN YOUR STATE] kids are still waiting to get into a program.

2 out of 3 parents agree: #AfterschoolWorks for [THEME]! We're celebrating [THEME] for #LightsOnAfterschool by [ACTIVITY].

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August - September

It’s on! This year’s #LightsOnAfterschool will be different – but the importance of shining a light on afterschool programs & their role our communities has never been more important. We're gearing up for #LightsOnAfterschool by getting the word out! Help us share & invite afterschool champions to join the celebration & showcase how #AfterschoolWorks: https://www.facebook.com/events/291157258971899/

Our programs make a difference for the kids, families & communities they serve every day. But across the country, for every child who gets to participate in an afterschool program, two more are waiting to get in. If you think every kid deserves access, join us to celebrate #LightsOnAfterschool in 2021! Sign up now to receive updates on how you can join the biggest celebration for afterschool nationally: https://3to6.co/LOA2020

October

We're proud to join communities all across America celebrating Lights On Afterschool on October 22! Whether you’re celebrating in person or online, there are tons of ways to join the largest showcase of afterschool programs held nationally. Sign up now to receive updates, tips, & guidance: https://3to6.co/LOA2020

For every one child who gets to participate in an afterschool program, two more are waiting to get in. If you think every kid deserves access, join us to celebrate Lights On Afterschool on October 22! https://3to6.co/LOA2020

Want to know how you can help keep the #LightsOnAfterschool? Online or in person, find a way to showcase what your program means to your community on Oct. 22! Sign up for updates & tips to put the #LightsOnAfterschool! https://3to6.co/LOA2020

Day of Lights On

Today is the day! Join us and afterschool programs throughout the [STATE] to celebrate Lights On Afterschool! Help us shine a light on the impact of afterschool programs are making – supporting students, families, and schools meet the demand & challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. #### [State] kids rely on afterschool every day, but #### [State] are still waiting to get in. Share your support! #LightsOnAfterschool #AfterschoolWorks

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October

It’s on! We can't wait to join in on the nationwide celebration of #LightsOnAfterschool. Now more than ever, afterschool programs are rising to the moment to keep kids safe, inspire them to learn and help working families—and on Oct. 22 thousands of programs will share how they're keeping the lights on afterschool for our children!

Find a way to showcase what your program means to your community on Oct. 22! Sign up for updates & tips to put the #LightsOnAfterschool! https://3to6.co/LOA2020

Day of Lights On

We're celebrating 20 years of #LightsOnAfterschool by taking the #LightbulbChallenge. How are you celebrating?

Tonight, we lit up the [LANDMARK] in honor of #LightsOnAfterschool! Join us to shine a light on millions of children served across our country by an afterschool program.