Citizens for Lights on Afterschool!
The Afterschool Initiative for Deschutes County

On March 11th, 2003 the newly formed action group, Citizens for Lights On Afterschool, devoted three hours of their lives to plan a better future for our Deschutes county youth. Keeping our kids safe and productive in their hours out of school is the promise we’ve made. The group was led through an efficient and effective process called The PATH to determine how we keep that promise. PATH results will be available later this spring.

CYC Afterschool Activity Brochure
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October 9, 2003 Lights On Afterschool!
Communities around the country will celebrate Lights On Afterschool! in a day of national activity. Join us in encouraging citizens from all walks of life to play a role in making things brighter for children in the critical hours after the school day ends. Be a part of this effort to showcase the importance of afterschool programs and underscore the need for quality afterschool programs for all children.

October 10, 2002 Lights On Afterschool!
CYC is proud to have helped coordinate the Lights on Afterschool proclamations for Deschutes County!
Bend, Oregon - Mayor Bill Friedman - Proclamation date September 18, 2002
Redmond, Oregon - Mayor Alan Unger - Proclamation date September 24, 2002
Sisters, Oregon - Debora Kollodge - Proclamation date October 10, 2002

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About Lights On Afterschool!

Lights On Afterschool! is the only nationwide event calling attention to afterschool programs and their important role in the lives of children, families and communities. Afterschool programs keep kids safe, help working families and improve academic achievement.

On October 10, Lights On Afterschool! will rally community support for afterschool by shining the spotlight on programs at over 5,000 sites across the country. Parents, community and business leaders, elected officials, and the media will have an opportunity to see firsthand the benefits afterschool programs provide.

Lights On Afterschool! is a project of the Afterschool Alliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring that all children have access to afterschool programs by 2010. The Alliance is proud to be supported in our work by JCPenney Afterschool, Lights On Afterschool! National Presenting Sponsor. The Alliance also salutes the many Lights On Afterschool! partners and programs, in particular the 21st Century Community Learning Centers and JCPenney Afterschool partners: 4-H, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Junior Achievement and the YMCA of the USA. Their participation makes Lights On Afterschool! a success.