Lights On Afterschool is October 21, 2010!This event is celebrated nationwide to call attention to the importance of after-school programs for America's children, families and communities.
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In America today, 1 in 4 youth (nearly 15 million children)– are alone and unsupervised after school. After-school programs keep kids safe, help working families and inspire learning. They provide opportunities to help young people develop into successful adults.
Xavier, from Allendale Elementary, holds his poster up at our "Lights on After School" Rally last year. Even at this young age, his poster reads a message so strong and true that even an 8 year old understands the value of After School Programs!
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The Eagles Soar Afterschool would like to invite local youth, students, parents, and community members to be part of Sobrante Park Elementary "Lights Afterschool School". The Eagles will be hosting several activities showcasing the importance and impact afterschool provides for our students. We will be having a Connect 4 Tournament for gift cards for local food vendors, a student vs parent dodgeball tournament, and our always "deliscious" overload of food dishes with our potlock. Remember, each year our state loses afterschool programs each year due to budget cuts in funding, low voting support for programs, & overall political decision making to cut our Youth's Program! Save our Afterschools!. Visit any local afterschool program and show your support! Afterschools make a different in everyone and everybody whos part of a "family".
We are having a parent/staff vs. students kick ball game. We are also having a funraiser, selling hot plates.
Description of event comming soon..