YMCA of the Northwoods will be participating in the annual Lights On Afterschool, a nationwide celebration of afterschool programs. They will be one of more than 8,000 sites across the nation sending the message that afterschool is key to children’s success, and that we must keep the lights on and doors open after school.
Parents, media, employers, neighbors, and others have been invited to help us rally support for safe, stimulating afterschool programs.
The celebration will be an opportunity for afterschool families to spend time together. We will offer a buffet style dinner, games and activities. Strong communities come from strong families and the focus of our event will be supporting and strengthening our families. They would be honored to have you attend.
The benefits of quality afterschool programs are clear. They support working families by ensuring that children are safe and productive when the school day ends. Quality afterschool programs make our communities stronger by involving students, parents, business leaders and volunteers. Quality afterschool programs give children the opportunity to discover hidden talents as they grow academically and socially.