Lights On Afterschool 2023

Think Together’s Annual Lights on Afterschool Virtual Celebration Advocating for Afterschool and Expanded Learning Programs

Lights On Afterschool is a national campaign organized by the Afterschool Alliance to celebrate afterschool programs and their vital role in the lives of students, their families and our communities.

California has long supported afterschool and expanded learning programs, paving the way for universal afterschool and expanded learning programs for all students. This year we’re “Celebrating Bright Futures Ahead” thanks to California legislators maintaining existing budgets for afterschool and expanded learning programs despite a statewide deficit.

Save the date for our virtual event on Thursday, October 26, 2023. Join our newsletter or follow us on social for our month-long celebration with over 400+ of our school sites participating.

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This year marks the 25th anniversary of funding for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program.

A study of approximately 3,000 elementary and middle school students found that those who regularly attended high-quality programs for more than two years gained up to 20 percentiles in standardized math test scores.

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with featured participants including students, families, and community leaders.