In America today, 7.6 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 1,200 communities nationwide. Today, more than 8,000 Lights On Afterschool rallies are held annually, attracting about a million individuals and media coverage nationwide.
Prime Time wants to help host Lights On Afterschool celebrations in three afterschool programs in Palm Beach County. This year, we are offering $150 to each afterschool program that enters to win by submitting their plans to celebrate.
Submissions are due by Friday, August 26, 2022
Below is the information you’ll need to enter:
- Name of Program:
- # of Youth Served:
- Will families be invited? If, yes, how many would you expect?
- What are your plans to celebrate?
- Describe activities:
- Describe games:
- Describe your décor:
- Describe food:
- How are you including youth in the planning of the event?
- Why is Lights On Afterschool important to your program?
- Do youth have consents to speak on camera?
- Can Prime Time attend event to capture youth voice and event on camera?
Lights On Afterschool is a project of the Afterschool Alliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring that all children have access to quality, affordable afterschool programs. Former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has served as Chair of Lights On Afterschool since 2001.