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Announcing the 2018 Art Contest Winners

The first ever mural contest for after school programs was held earlier this year and we are pleased to announce the following winners:

K – 2nd:  Tender Care Learning Center, Avon
“Reach for the Stars”

3rd – 5th:  Co-Winners
Every Kid Counts After School Program, New Britain
“After School Makes You Grow”

Manchester Early Learning Center at Highland Park
“Building Futures One Block at a Time”

6th – 8th:  Sisters in Science, New Britain Youth Museum
“Exploring More Together”

It was very difficult to choose as we received more than 50 large pieces of art which were  displayed at the Legislative Office Building in the Capitol corridor between February 15 and 28th. Watch the video below to virtually visit the display and see all of the terrific murals!


Thanks to the many afterschool programs that participated this year:

  • Farmington EXCL
  • Manchester Early Learning Center
  • Sisters in Science of the New Britain Youth Museum
  • Every Kid Counts After School Program
  • Tender Care Learning Center
  • ERfC
  • Branford FRC After School Program
  • Hamden Youth Services After School Program
  • Glastonbury YMCA
  • Plainville Early Learning Center
  • North Branford FRC After School Program
  • International Magnet  School for Global Citizenship Aftercare
  • Wakeman Boys and Girls Club
  • CREC Reggio After Care
  • Windsor Discovery Center and Montessori School
  • EdAdvance School Age Program
  • Community Arts Connection
  • West Haven Community House Association, Inc
  • Treehouse After School

You’re all winners in our book! Thanks for making this year’s art contest such a success!

 from the team at the Connecticut After School Network

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