Lights On Afterschool Everything you need to plan your Lights On Afterschool activities! Event Planning Toolkit Prime Time Palm Beach County, Inc. receives significant funding from the Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County.
Lights On Afterschool Everything you need to plan your Lights On Afterschool activities   Event Planning Toolkit  Prime Ti...
Lights On Afterschool Event Planning Toolkit Contents The following documents are contained in the toolkit. These documents and the Lights On Afterschool logo graphic file are also available electronically on the Prime Time website on the Lights On Afterschool event page. If you have any questions or need any assistance using the event planning toolkit or designing your own flyers, please contact Mary Swinford, Prime Time Community Engagement & Supports Manager, at 561-600-9538 or via email at mswinford@primetimepbc.org.  11th Annual Lights On Afterschool Palm Beach County flyer  Lights On Afterschool Fact Sheet  Lights On Afterschool Events across the Nation  Afterschool Alliance-LOA Registration and Poster Announcement!  Petition: We Love Afterschool Programs for America’s Kids!  Lights On Afterschool Light Bulb Cut-Out and Activity  Tips for Hosting Your Own Lights On Afterschool Event
Lights On Afterschool Event Planning Toolkit Contents The following documents are contained in the toolkit. These document...
You Are Invited to Prime Time’s 11th Annual Lights On Afterschool Palm Beach County Prime Time Palm Beach County (Prime Time) will host its 11th Annual Lights On Afterschool Palm Beach County event with family-friendly activities at Clematis by Night, a traditional weekly outdoor music festival hosted by the City of West Palm Beach, Florida. Families and children will gather to advocate for quality afterschool programs as they participate in fun and educational activities at several booths, hosted by Prime Time and its community partners. City of West Palm Beach’s Mayor Jeri Muoio and Mayor Shelley Vana of the Board of County Commissioners of Palm Beach County will welcome guests and present proclamations declaring October 22, 2015, Lights On Afterschool Day. The School District of Palm Beach County is also issuing a proclamation. Thursday, October 22, 2015 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at West Palm Beach Waterfront To register for this event, please contact Paola Cedeno at pcedeno@primetimepbc.org. Prime Time Palm Beach County, Inc. receives significant funding from the Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County.
You Are Invited to Prime Time   s 11th Annual Lights On Afterschool Palm Beach County Prime Time Palm Beach County  Prime ...
Lights On Afterschool Fact Sheet Local The Prime Time Advocacy Committee developed three key messaging points to convey to legislators, local officials and the community at large. These points focus on communicating why quality afterschool matters and the funding and commitment needed for these programs to thrive. • Children and youth in high quality afterschool programs perform better academically than peers not in afterschool. • Children and youth in high quality afterschool programs are less likely to engage in risky behaviors, such as drug, alcohol and tobacco use, by providing young people with positive and healthy alternatives. • High quality afterschool programs just don't happen. They take resources, commitment and trained professionals to be effective. Our children and youth are worth the investment. Prime Time Palm Beach County Afterschool Advocate is a quarterly newsletter advocating for quality out-of-school time programs. To subscribe, visit www.primetimepbc.org.
Lights On Afterschool Fact Sheet Local The Prime Time Advocacy Committee developed three key messaging points to convey to...
National • Lights On Afterschool is celebrated nationwide to call attention to the importance of afterschool programs for America's children, families and communities. • Lights On Afterschool is a project of the Afterschool Alliance, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to ensure that all children have access to quality, affordable afterschool programs. • In America today, 11.3 million children are alone and unsupervised after school. Afterschool programs keep children safe, help working families and inspire learning. They provide opportunities to help young people develop into successful adults. • Lights On Afterschool was launched in October 2000 with celebrations in more than 1,200 communities nationwide. The event grew in 2001 to more than 3,600 events, and more than 9,000 in 2012. This October, more than one million Americans will celebrate Lights On Afterschool! • The Afterschool Alliance salutes the many Lights On Afterschool partners and programs that make this event a success, in particular the After-School All-Stars, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, 4-H Afterschool, Junior Achievement, the 21st CCLC’s, Young Rembrandts, and the YMCA of the USA. • For more information contact the Afterschool Alliance at 1-866-KIDS-TODAY or email lightson@afterschoolalliance.org. Source: Afterschool Alliance
National      Lights On Afterschool is celebrated nationwide to call attention to the importance of afterschool programs f...
Lights On Afterschool (LOA) Events Across the Nation Join one million Americans and more than 7,500 communities for Lights On Afterschool Day, a nationwide initiative to recognize and reflect upon the important role that afterschool programs play in the lives of the children, youth and families across our nation. Celebrate this special day with the children (and their families) in your afterschool program by hosting your own very special Lights On Afterschool event. LOA Event Locations Thank you for raising your voices in support of afterschool programs on Lights On Afterschool Day . . . and thank you for making every day a special one for the children, youth and families in your afterschool program and your community. Source: Afterschool Alliance
Lights On Afterschool  LOA  Events Across the Nation Join one million Americans and more than 7,500 communities for Lights...
The official 2015 Lights On Afterschool poster is here! This amazing artwork was drawn by a team of artists from the Hicksville Boys & Girls Club in New York. When you register your Lights on Afterschool event online, the Afterschool Alliance will send you 10 free posters featuring their design. Register now! http://www.afterschoolalliance.org/loaHostEvent.cfm Source: Afterschool Alliance
The official 2015 Lights On Afterschool poster is here  This amazing artwork was drawn by a team of artists from the Hicks...
Make Lights On Afterschool a Hands-On Event The official Lights On Afterschool light bulb … for you to print for the children in your program to decorate to share the message of Lights On Afterschool Day. Let the children get creative … turn them loose with glitter, stickers, string, markers, etc. These can be cut out and strung together as decorations for your event. The light bulb can also serve as a focal point for teaching youth about going ‘green’ and conserving energy.
Make Lights On Afterschool a Hands-On Event The official Lights On Afterschool light bulb     for you to print for the chi...
Hosting Your Own Lights On Afterschool Event Lights On Afterschool open house events are a great way to show the community – parents, business leaders, elected officials, reporters, etc. – the fun and educational activities available to children who participate in quality afterschool programs.  Create a theme for your open house such as “An Afterschool Week in a Day” or “A Day in the Life of an Afterschool Participant” to showcase what you do in your program.  Instead of expensive printed invitations, have youth decorate paper cut-out light bulbs to invite guests to the open house. Or create electronic invitations and distribute them via email using your program’s email system.  Serve open house guests a healthy snack—the same one that afterschool program youth eat each afternoon. This way, community members and elected officials get the same experiences as children and youth in afterschool.  Reach out to local businesses for more than a monetary donation. See if area businesses are interested in donating their services or products for a door prize.  When guests arrive, make sure they get a chance to interact with afterschool participants. Older youth can show local dignitaries around and explain program activities.  Make sure the open house is a time for youth to perform. Condense a week’s or month’s curriculum into an afternoon. Put on a physical fitness challenge, robotics display, poetry slam, art show of youth paintings or drawings of what afterschool means to them.  Don’t forget to let passionate youth and parents speak. Recruit them and/or their parents to speak at the open house. These are afterschool programs’ best advocates.  Capture the spirit of your event with photos, but don’t forget to obtain signed photo release forms from the parents/guardians of the children in your program. For more planning tips, visit the Afterschool Alliance’s website for the official Lights On Afterschool Event Planning Kit at http://www.afterschoolalliance.org/loaEventKit.cfm. Source: Afterschool Advocate, Vol. 13, Issue 7, July 27, 2012
Hosting Your Own Lights On Afterschool Event Lights On Afterschool open house events are a great way to show the community...