The Community Connections Afterschool Program will hold a ‘Lights On Afterschool’ rally at the Union Elementary School to celebrate and support the importance and benefits of afterschool programs in our community.
One of more than 7,500 such events around the nation that day and the 13th annual ‘Lights On Afterschool’ organized by the Afterschool Alliance. Speakers will call for expanding afterschool opportunities so that every child who needs a program has access to one, and discuss the harm that results from budget cuts and freezes to these programs.
At the event, parents and supporters may sign a petition that urges lawmakers not to deny or divert funding for afterschool programs.
There will be refreshments, and activities for kids.
What: Community Connections Celebrating ‘Lights On Afterschool’ Rally
When: 3-6.p.m, November 16, 2012
Where: Union Elementary School, 1 School Street, Montpelier
Who: Montpelier Mayor John Hollar, Montpelier School Board Superintendent Brian Ricca, Union Elementary Principle Owen Bradley, local business leaders, parents and supporters of afterschool.