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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session


Posted: October 2, 2018 11:33 AM
From: Senator Ryan P. Aument and Sen. John T. Yudichak
To: All Senate members
Subject: Resolution designating October 25, 2018 as Lights On Afterschool Day
As co-chairs of the Afterschool Caucus, we plan to introduce a non-controversial resolution designating October 25, 2018 as Lights On Afterschool Day in Pennsylvania.

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 the 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 recognize 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 (717) 787-4420.

Introduced as SR471