Afterschool programs across the state are charging up for the eleventh annual Lights on Afterschool event – a day each October dedicated to bringing awareness to the importance of safe places for kids to go after schools close.
It’s a nationwide event that has the Empire State Building and Mount Rushmore turning on the lights in support of after school programs.
The Boys and Girls Club of Oklahoma County is holding a carnival for students and parents.
Earlier this month it was announced that Laticia Wade of Stratford was named one of only 18 Afterschool Ambassadors throughout the nation and would be responsible for hosting a Lights On event here in Oklahoma.
Visit this website to find out what’s occuring in your community: http://www.afterschoolalliance.org/loaFindEventState.cfm?state=OK