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Announcements: SCCPSS Hosts Lights On Afterschool Event

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SCCPSS Hosts Lights On Afterschool Event 

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Hundreds of children, parents, business and community leaders came together at 21st Century Community Learning Center’s Lights On Afterschool rally at Grayson Stadium on Thursday, October 26, 2017 to celebrate the achievements of afterschool students. The event's purpose is to draw attention to the need for more afterschool programs which serve the millions of children nationwide who are unsupervised and at risk each weekday afternoon. This gathering was one of more than 8,000 similar events across the nation emphasizing the importance of keeping the lights on and the doors open after school.

Organized by the Afterschool Alliance, Lights On Afterschool has been celebrated annually since 2000, and is currently the largest afterschool rally in the state of Georgia. Through Georgia’s Title IV, Part B, 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program (21st CCLC), the Georgia Department of Education provides federal funds to establish or expand community learning centers that operate during out-of-school hours. This school year, 128 programs will operate more than 237 locations serving approximately 27,000 21st CCLC students and their families.

Lights On Afterschool is organized by the Afterschool Alliance, a nonprofit public awareness and advocacy organization working to ensure that all children have access to quality afterschool programs. More information on the Afterschool Alliance, Lights On Afterschool and America After 3PM is available at www.afterschoolalliance.org.

21st Century Community Learning Centers supports the creation of community learning centers that provide academic enrichment opportunities during non-school hours for children particularly students who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools. The program helps students meet state and local student standards in core academic subjects, such as reading and math, offers students a broad array of enrichment activities that can complement their regular academic programs, and offers literacy and other educational services to the families of participating children. You can learn more about this program by visiting www.21stcenturysavannah.com.

To see pictures from the event, click here!

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