Daily Update October 25, 2016

Lights on Afterschool 

Show your support for #GaLightsON

Lights On Afterschool is Here!

Happy Lights on Afterschool Day! Today, approximately 200 programs across Georgia and 8,000 programs across the nation are hosting their own celebrations to recognize the important role afterschool programs play in the lives of Georgia's youth. Keep reading below to learn how you can be involved!

Find an Event Near You

Find a Lights On Afterschool event in your neighborhood!. Explore the Lights On Afterschool map, or enter any combination of program name, your city, and/or zip code to the right.
Find an Event

Share the Message!

Share why you support quality afterschool in Georgia! Post about your experience with the hashtag #GaLightsOn on social media. Posting to social media sites like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram helps spread the message of the importance of afterschool to a wider audience. Be sure to utilize the Georgia Statewide Afterschool Network's great social media toolkit!

Only have a minute? Tweet something with just two clicks!

  1. Demand for #afterschool is growing in GA. 40% would participate in a program if one was available in 2014 vs 32% in 2009. #GaLightsOn [click to tweet this!]
  2. Did you know? @georgiadeptofed & @GADFCS fund 563 afterschool programs that serve 53,000+ kids. http://bit.ly/2cxbNVF #GaLightsOn [click to tweet this!]
  3. Teens not in #afterschool are 3xs more likely to skip school than those in a program. #GaLightsOn [click to tweet this!]

Consider posting one of our memes too!

Last Chance to Register!

Did you forget to register your program for Lights on Afterschool? You are in luck! Registration for Lights on Afterschool is still open. Don't miss out on your last chance to register and be entered in a chance to win an iPad mini from GSAN!
Register Here
Enter the #GaLightsOn Photo Contest!
We want you to tell us, or show us how you or your program supports Lights on Afterschool. Snap a photo of your activities and submit it with the hashtag #IHeartAfterschool16 for a chance to win one of three special prize baskets! 

The deadline to enter the contest isNovember 4th. 
Enter Here
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