Across the nation, afterschool programs provide opportunities for young people to explore their interests and learn new skills. Afterschool programs are uniquely positioned to offer education and opportunity through hands-on, minds-on learning—without the pressures that sometimes accompany the school day.
Subjects such as science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), and healthy eating and physical activity (HEPA) are integrated into afterschool programs in in response to community needs. Lights On Afterschool, held annually on the fourth Thursday of October (October 26 this year), is the perfect time to share your success and educate others about the value of afterschool.
Showcase STEM or HEPA this year with the support of the following resources:
Register Your Event
HARNESSING THE POWER OF EXPLANATION - TALKING WITH SCHOOLS AND FAMILIES ABOUT AFTERSCHOOL STEM
Eat Healthy and Get Moving. Incorporate HEPA into Your Program