Lights On Afterschool 2018

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Afterschool students at School Settlement Association celebrate the 18th year of Lights On Afterschool.

Lights On Afterschool is a nationwide celebration of afterschool’s importance in the community.  On the day thousands of afterschool sites find creative ways to illuminate how afterschool adds to academic achievement in providing a safe place to study and participate in creative and athletic outlets.

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MS 582 afterschool students with their Lights On Aferschool lightbulbs. They listed what they like most about afterschool and color them in.

All of St. Nicks Alliance afterschool sites participated in their unique ways. At School Settlement parents and students not in afterschool were invited to “live an afterschool day” by participating in afterschool activities. PS 150 had a literal take on Lights On and had a glow-stick party. PS 380’s afterschool held a family theater workshop with students and parents provided by the New York City Children Theater (NYCCT). PS 34 and MS 582 colored in Lights On Afterschool light bulbs with what they loved about afterschool and crayon.

Author: Lori Ann Doyon

Managing editor, head writer, and lead photographer of Greenline | North Brooklyn News since October 2014. Resident of Williamsburg, Brooklyn since 1990.

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