This year our Lights On Afterschool celebrations might look a little different, but there are still plenty of ways to showcase the important role afterschool programs play in our communities in a safe, socially-distanced way. Holding a virtual event is one way to ensure that you can connect with students and families while at home. Here are some tips to help you plan the perfect virtual Lights On Afterschool event.
Use digital invitations for virtual events—and be sure to personalize with information about your program, like where it’s located, how many children it serves, and the activities it provides.
A one- to two-page factsheet outlining your program can give people a sense of why your program is a key part of the community—now more than ever!
Use this sample language to invite policymakers to attend your virtual Lights On Afterschool event.
Use this template to draft letters to potential sponsors who may be interested in supporting your Lights On Afterschool event.