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Save the Date: Lights On Afterschool 2014

Mark your calendars! Lights On Afterschool is taking place on October 23, 2014!

Lights On Afterschool is celebrated nationwide to call attention to the importance of after-school programs for America's children, families and communities.

In 2013, one million Americans and more than 8,000 communities nationwide celebrated the afterschool programs that keep kids safe, inspire them to learn and help working families. Remember to save the date for next year - Lights On Afterschool will be on Oct. 23, 2014.

In the mean time, you can help design the Lights On Afterschool Poster for next year. Click here for more details!

Stay tuned for more details!

Don't Let After-School Be An After-Thought

Expanding Minds and Opportunities Compendium Introduces Newest Research to the Field

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: