From the Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford County:
On October 22, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford County will be joining more than 7,500 communities and 1 million American citizens in celebrating afterschool programs as a part of the 10th annual Afterschool Alliance’s Lights On Afterschool! celebration. This nationwide event calls attention to the importance of afterschool programs and the resources required to keep the lights on and the doors open. Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford County is proud to be a Lights On Afterschool! Supporting Organization.
Too many children — 14.3 million — are missing out on afterschool opportunities. Participate in Lights On Afterschool! and help call attention to this important issue.
Make plans to join the Aberdeen Youth Program, a program jointly sponsored by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford County, the Harford County Public Library and the Harford County Local Management Board,to celebrate the importance of afterschool programs. On October 22, from 5 PM until 6 PM, we will be offering food, fun and entertainment at the Aberdeen Public Library in the Lounge (21 Franklin Street, Aberdeen, MD). Come and experience first hand what fantastic activities the Aberdeen Youth Program is providing the teens of Aberdeen! A video will showcase the experiences we have had this year and visitors can walk around and experience the different activities we have to offer.
Additional activities will be held at each of the Harford County Boys & Girls Clubs (Aberdeen, Bel Air, Edgewood & Havre de Grace). Please contact us or visit our website at www.bgcharfordco.org for more information on these activities.
Lights On Afterschool! is a project of the Afterschool Alliance, and is celebrated nationwide to honor the importance of after school programs for America’s children, families and communities.
The Afterschool Alliance is a nonprofit public awareness and advocacy organization supported by a group of public, private, and nonprofit entities working to ensure that all children have access to afterschool programs by the year 2010. Lights On Afterschool! emphasized the need to save our afterschool programs from budget cuts, thus keeping the lights on and the doors open after school.