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JONESBORO, Ark. – It’s visible from many miles away and tonight, the hope is the visibility will increase for a good cause.
The Dean B. Ellis Library clock tower will be lighted blue Thursday evening (Thursday, Oct. 24) in recognition of “Lights On Afterschool,” the national afterschool program sponsored by the Afterschool Alliance and championed by the 50 State Afterschool Networks.
“Lights On Afterschool” highlights the importance of afterschool programs in supporting positive growth and development of youth.
Afterschool programs and afterschool stakeholders are lighting local landmarks in support of afterschool.
Governor Asa Hutchinson has proclaimed today, October 24, “Lights On Afterschool Day” in Arkansas, which is joining with others across the nation in recognizing the important contributions that afterschool programs make to their communities year round by inspiring young people to learn, providing safe havens, and giving working parents peace of mind.
For more information on the governor’s proclamation, click here.
Happy #lightsonafterschool Join us and afterschool programs throughout the state to celebrate Lights On Afterschool! More than 219K MN kids are alone and unsupervised after school. Share your support for Afterschool with your community leaders. #AfterschoolWorks pic.twitter.com/npb4oZ09ws
— Boys & Girls Clubs Minnesota Alliance (@bgcmnalliance) October 24, 2019
Since 2000, Lights On Afterschool has been celebrated nationwide to call attention to the importance of afterschool programs for America’s children, families and communities.