Boys & Girls Clubs of Lanier will offer special programs to highlight the importance of afterschool programs as part of the Lights On Afterschool initiative led by the national Afterschool Alliance.
October 24 marks the 20th Lights On Afterschool and calls attention to the need to keep the lights on, and the doors open after the school day ends.
All Boys & Girls Clubs of Lanier afterschool programs will participate with special programming including:
*Gainesville Exploration Academy Club will hold a 7-Day Reading Challenge. Dominque Allen, Site Coordinator says: “students will choose a genre of book to read and then present to their parents and other Club members about what they read, and why they believe literacy is important.”
*Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy Club members will perform two songs for parents: “We Are the World” and “I Believe I Can Fly”. Also as part of the afternoon’s activities, “the kids will show off some of their creative arts and cooking skills,” says Lisa Freeman, Site Coordinator.
*Cumming Elementary School Club invites parents to a Family Fall Night. Parents are welcome to come walk with their kids through each station to see what their child is involved with for the afterschool program and features games, crafts, and snacks. Amanda Irwin, Cumming Site Director says, “We are highlighting our Triple Play Program – Body, Mind, and Soul by offering a healthy snack at the beginning of our festival, games outside, and social games in the gym.”
*Clubs at White Sulphur Elementary School and Lula Elementary School will hold open houses for parents and community members. White Sulphur parents will participate in a fall-themed art project on October 30th while Lula parents see what happens at the Club during and “enrichment” day on October 24.
The Teen Center Club in Gainesville will highlight the teen leadership programs: Torch Club for grades 6-8 and Keystone Club for grades 9-12.
For more information on the Club, please call the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lanier at 770-532-8102.