September 28, 2022

2022 Annual Lights On Afterschool Event

On October 20, 2022 celebrate Lights On Afterschool, a nationwide event celebrating afterschool programs and their important role in the lives of children, families, and communities.

About Lights On Afterschool

The Afterschool Alliance organizes Lights On Afterschool to underscore the need to invest in afterschool programs, which provide fun, hands-on learning opportunities and offerings that can include homework help; healthy snacks and meals; computer programming; robotics; art, dance and music; opportunities to think critically, collaborate, and communicate with peers and adults; job and college readiness; sports and fitness activities; mentors; and more.

Thousands of Lights On Afterschool events are expected to take place across the country this October, including academic contests, food drives, student musical performances, science fairs, open houses, art shows, community service and environmental events, fun runs, visits from lawmakers and business leaders, and more. Events will be held at schools, community centers, 4-Hs, Boys & Girls Clubs, YMCAs, parks, museums, and other places. The events emphasize that millions more kids need quality afterschool programs.

Find or Plan Events

Communities nationwide, including many in Allegheny County, are celebrating. Find local events online. For more information about planning an event, visit the Lights On Afterschool webpage.