More than 1 million Americans celebrated the 11th annual Lights On Afterschool on October 21, 2010. A project of the Afterschool Alliance, the event is designed to call attention to the afterschool programs that keep kids safe, inspire them to learn and help working families. Afterschool programs are an innovative, yet practical and proven way to expand and extend learning opportunities in a manner that is targeted to individual students, before school, after school and through summer learning programs.
In all, over 7,585 rallies were held around the country. In South Florida, events took place in dozens of locations. You can find the groups who held local events here, or download a sampling of the event descriptions that happened from coast to coast to inspire and help starting planning for next year’s rallies!