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Thursday, October 17, one million Americans came together to celebrate Lights on Afterschool! Michigan hosted over 200 programs that highlighted how after-school programs engage students, families and communities around the state.
This year, Governor Snyder declared October 17 "Lights On Afterschool Day"! The Governor knows how important it is to keep the lights on after school Here's what he had to say:
"This governor enthusiastically endorses Lights On Afterschool and commits our state to engage in innovative afterschool programs and activities that ensure the lights stay on and the doors stay open for all children after school."
You can read the full proclamation here.
Find out about the 2013 effort and how MASP works to keep the Lights On Afterschool! We'll be announcing next year's date shortly - so stay tuned!
In 2013, the Expanded Learning & Afterschool Project with support by the C.S. Mott Foundation, published a groundbreaking compendium of research surrounding the positive benefits of after-school and summer learning, Expanding Minds and Opportunities: Leveraging the Power of Afterschool and Summer Learning for Student Success. This compendium is a collection of nearly 70 powerful articles from more than 100 leading researchers, educators and community leaders across the nation. The work focuses on six different areas of after-school research:
On March 12, 2013, the Michigan State Board of Education approved the revised Michigan Out-Of-School Time Standards of Quality (MOST). These standards, based on research, may be used as a framework for the design and implementation of high-quality, comprehensive programs that meet the specific and different needs of children during non-school hours.
Quality standards have been established for a set of critical components which indicate program quality, including: