ecs to celebrate “Lights On After School” on oct. 20

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.

In America today, 7.6 million children are alone and unsupervised after school. Afterschool programs keep kids safe, help working families and inspire learning. They provide opportunities to help young people develop into successful adults.

Lights On Afterschool was launched in October 2000 with celebrations in 1,200 communities nationwide. The following year 3,600 events took place. Today, more than 8,000 Lights On Afterschool rallies are held annually, attracting 1 million Americans and media coverage nationwideLights On Afterschool is an actual project of the Afterschool Alliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring that all children have access to quality, affordable afterschool programs. Former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has served as Chair of Lights On Afterschool since 2001.

The Afterschool Alliance salutes the many Lights On Afterschool partners and programs who make this event a success, in particular the After-School All-Stars, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, 4-H Afterschool, Junior Achievement, the 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Young Rembrandts, and the YMCA of the USA.

This year – ECS OST & Youth Programs are excited!!! We will be hosting Lights On Afterschool Advocacy Day Celebrations at every program site on the 20th of October 2022! Please feel free to join one of our sites as we celebrate this amazing day and as we spread the message of the importance and critical impact of Afterschool Programs and as we talk about the importance “KEEPING THE LIGHTS ON” for Afterschool/OST Programs not only at ECS but throughout the Commonwealth of PA and Beyond! 


Stay tuned for more details!