Lights On Afterschool 2024: A Celebration of the Field in CT

Dr. Ken Anthony

Lights On Afterschool 2024: A Celebration of the Field in CT

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For over two decades, the afterschool and out-of-school time field has come together each October to celebrate Lights On Afterschool. 

This annual event helps illuminate the importance of and impact afterschool programming has on children and youth. Often being an afterthought, afterschool programs provide a safe and nurturing place for thousands of children across Connecticut. Each day nationally, 7.6 million children go home alone afterschool. 

Our mission is to celebrate the out-of-school time field in Connecticut, we invite cities across the state to keep the lights on after school. We recognize partnerships through local events including lighting up city landscapes, to broaden the awareness of the field and the critical role it plays in overall youth development and success. 

Join us on October 4th for our 3rd Lights On Afterschool Event. A day full of activities and all about YOU the Out of School Time Professional.

FREE to attend. Pre-registration is required. Participants will receive lunch, t-shirt and more.

Schedule of Events (subject to change)

  • 9:30 – 10:00 AM – Check-in/Networking
  • 10:00 – 10:45 AM – Opening Remarks/Keynote
  • 11:00 – 12:00 PM – Exploration Sessions, two 30-minute sessions
  • 12:00 – 12:30 PM – Lunch
  • 12:45 – 1:15 PM – Break/Recognition Awards
  • 1:15 – 2:00 PM – Relaxation Stations/Ice Cream

Activity Exploration Sessions and Relaxation Stations

  • To be determined

Recognition Awards

Individuals or programs eligible for this award are Frontline Staff, Program or Center Directors, Site Coordinators, School Administrators, and School Teachers who work for or with afterschool/out-of-school time programs that serve youth in grades K-12.

Submission deadline: September 20, 2024. Submit your nomination here.

To register for this event please visit the following URL: →


Date And Time

Oct-04-24 @ 09:30 AM to
Oct-04-24 @ 02:00 PM

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