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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session


Posted: August 30, 2017 03:39 PM
From: Senator John T. Yudichak and Sen. Ryan P. Aument
To: All Senate members
Subject: Resolution designating October 26, 2017 as Lights on Afterschool Day

As co-chairs of the AfterSchool Caucus, we plan to introduce a non-controversial resolution designating October 26, 2017, as Lights on Afterschool Day in Pennsylvania. This will mark the 18th annual commemoration of the Lights on Afterschool Day, a national event recognizing the importance of afterschool programs in the lives of children, families and communities.

Launched in October 2000, Lights On Afterschool is the only nationwide event celebrating afterschool programs and their role in keeping kids safe, inspiring them to learn and helping working families.

Research on the benefits of afterschool programs is clear— they play an important role in ensuring students are provided safe, well-rounded, challenging, and engaging learning experiences they need to succeed in the classroom and help them prepare for long-term success.

Across Pennsylvania, communities are already working together to develop safe, affordable, and enriching afterschool experiences for school-age children and teens. It is vital that the Senate recognizes the importance of these programs and support the contributions that providers and volunteers make to improve the lives of our young people.

I hope you will join me in sponsoring this resolution. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact my office at 787-7105.

Introduced as SR222