Oct 30

Lights On Afterschool 2017 in pictures

Javan Ng Photography

This year might just be our most photogenic Lights On Afterschool yet!

The Empire State Building lit up the night in blue and yellow on the evening of October 26, the Lowry Bridge gleamed on the waters of Hennepin County, and social media buzzed with our amazingly successful “My Light’s On Afterschool” lightbulb challenge.

We saw amazing images taken with drones, the STATE Grill and Bar surprised us with a sweet shoutout, and the youngest afterschool advocate we’ve ever seen showed support for #LightsOnAfterschool. Middle schoolers from LEAP in Brooklyn blew us away with a musical extravaganza all about afterschool!

In the lead-up to October 26, the 50 statewide afterschool networks worked with 44 governors, including New York, Idaho, Florida, and Alaska, to proclaim Lights On Afterschool day. (We’ve got the Delaware and South Carolina proclamations in our office — love them!) We also saw a wonderful post proclaiming Lights On Afterschool day from the office of the mayor of Houston.

Advocates everywhere were lighting up social media with images and messages of support for afterschool — here are a few of the hits:

October 26 may be behind us, but many Lights On Afterschool celebrations will continue into early November. Please continue to send us descriptions and photos of your Lights On Afterschool events to; and don’t forget that you’ll be entered to win one of three free NBA Math Hoops registrations!

Thank you for an amazing Lights On Afterschool