We’ve all heard the saying, “Flex Your POWER!” It’s the ol’ PG&E slogan for turning lights off. When it comes to After School Programs, we’re flexing our power to keep the lights on. Our kids need a fun, safe and enriching place to go after school.
We make many decision for our children. What foods should they eat (or not be eating), how much sleep do they need, should they be involved in sports or music? What about after school care? If you are a working parent, this is a very important question. You may even worry about this decision. But, wait! They are having FUN! They’re happy. They’re even appreciative of the hard work that we do every day. That’s what we learned from some of our wonderful “Kids on Campus” families at last week’s National Light on After School event. Each of our twelve school’s participated, inviting parents to join in the celebration. They spent a few hours PLAYing together, sharing activities and telling stories.
One of the highlights of the day was watching a parents vs. kids dodge ball game. The smiles, priceless!
Lights on Afterschool is a nationwide event held each October to celebrate the importance of afterschool programs.
Did you know…
1 in 4 children are alone and unsupervised after school
- The hours between 3-6:00 pm are the peak hours for juvenile crime and experimentation.
After School programs keep kids SAFE, inspire them to learn and help working families.
For more information about CARD’s Kids on Campus program, cick here.
Keeping the lights on.