4-H Afterschool Program holds ‘Lights On Afterschool’ event

October 24, 2013 under Cooperative Extension

Lights on After Dark helps parents see the benefit of after school programsThe 4-H Afterschool Program sponsored a ‘Lights on Afterschool’ event at Gauger-Cobbs Middle school on Thursday, Oct. 17 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The annual event is one of thousands nationwide and is an effort of the Afterschool Alliance to shed light on afterschool programs that keep children safe, inspire learning and assist working families.

The Afterschool Alliance works consistently to ensure that children have access to affordable and quality afterschool programs.

Aiyana Lucas, a cooperative extension staff member, said that the event had roughly 50 participants, who took part in glow in the dark activities such as parents vs. students volleyball—for which they played with an LED light up volleyball—and glow in the dark hula hooping, as well as creating glow in the dark slime.

The event also featured free pizza, donated by Dominos Pizza, and had participants such as Freeman Williams, superintendent for the Christina School District.

“It’s basically a chance for the parents to see what we do and interact with other parents in the program and their children and see what’s happening,” said Lucas.

Lucas said that thanks go out to the Gauger-Cobbs parents and students who attended, Dominos for donating the pizza, the Public Allies of Delaware, the 4-H staff and Fontella Taylor and Carol Scott, both Cooperative Extension agents.