Afterschool programs and communities throughout the nation will celebrate Lights On Afterschool on October 22, 2020. 

Lights On Afterschool is a day set aside across the nation to celebrate the important work being done in afterschool programs. Vermont Afterschool, in partnership with the nationwide organization Afterschool Alliance, encourages afterschool programs across the state to participate in Lights On Afterschool events every fall.

Join us for a virtual storytelling event!

We are very excited to host a virtual Lights On event on Thursday, October 29th at 3:30-4:30PM.

Join us for a live stream storytelling event spotlighting the incredible work from programs across Vermont and the wonderful people who make up our field. We can’t wait to celebrate YOU!

Register online here to receive the Zoom link. This will also be live streamed on our Facebook page.

How to get involved

Make a short video! Show us your programs in action and tell us why they matter. These videos will be included in our Lights On Afterschool Virtual Storytelling event on Thursday, October 29th 3:30-4:30PM. Consider this as an easy, safe way to bring us inside your walls and let us hear from the people your programs impact.

  • Interview a youth, parent, or staff member who can speak to the value of your program. Have them share in their own words why the program matters to them.
  • You can also give a short tour of your space, give us a peek into a super cool activity your youth are doing, or showcase something unique about your program.
  • Please limit clips to under three minutes and film horizontally. You can simply record on your smartphone and then text it to Cassie (802-989-5043) or upload it here.
  • This doesn’t have to be high-tech or fancy! Have fun with it.

LOA event stipends

Afterschool, youth-serving, and third space programs in VT who have registered their event on the Lights On Afterschool page are eligible to request a $250 stipend to help cover event costs. This can be to cover expenses, increase participation, buy supplies or prizes, and/or advertise your Lights On Afterschool event.

We have a limited number of stipends that will be offered. Please see basic eligibility requirement and apply here.