7,500 rallies nationwide aim to make afterschool programs available to all
The Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows Afterschool Program will sponsor a Lights On Afterschool rally, Oct. 18 at 4:30 p.m. The rally will be one of more than 7,500 such events around the nation that day, the 13th annual Lights On Afterschool, organized by the Afterschool Alliance. The event calls for expanding afterschool opportunities so that every child who needs a program has access to one.
The Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows event showcases after school programming activities including Halloween arts & crafts, Book give-away, bounce houses, face painting and dinner by the Club Café. The event also features a resource fair with community partners including: Boys Scouts of America, Northern Nevada DUI Task Force, WCSD Team Up, ACCEPT, TMCC, Morrison University, The First Tee of Northern Nevada, WCSD Volunteer Services, The Holland Project, The Children’s Cabinet, Washoe County School District, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Ken-Ju-Bo-Ai Kenpo Karate, American Lung Association, JTNN, SOS Outreach, Kiwanis and KNPB Channel 5.
This is a FREE event and open to the public (4:30 – 6:30 p.m.). For more information please call 775-331-KIDS (5437).