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AOSN Lights On! Afterschool 2013 Photo Challenge

As communities around the nation are celebrating the importance of afterschool by hosting Lights On! Afterschool celebrations, we want to make sure that Arkansas is well-represented with a strong voice in support of afterschool. This day offers an opportunity for your afterschool community to build relationships and visibility on a local level. Hosting a Lights On! Afterschool event in your community contributes to the strong, unified message about the importance of afterschool in Arkansas. 

This year, AOSN is encouraging all afterschool programs to host Lights On! Afterschool events by sponsoring the “AOSN Lights On! Afterschool 2013 Photo Contest”. We are eager to have a record setting year and increase the number of registered events to 150 and we want to see your photos of the wonderful events you are hosting! 

Click the link below to find out more information and how to submit your photos. Click here to download the information

Once your event is complete we are anxious to know about your successes.  The “2013 Lights On! Afterschool Event Report” form (Click here to download the report form) is a great way for AOSN to learn about the exciting events that took place in the state.   Download and submit these forms to Laveta Wills-Hale at  At your event did you receive media coverage?  Acknowledgment in your local paper? Capture some great pictures?  We would love to see your celebrations so please hold on to this information and we will inform you where to send media clips, newspaper articles, and photos so that we can post that information to the Lights On! Afterschool Media Gallery following this year’s celebration. 

Want to learn more about how to host a successful Lights On! Afterschool event?  Listen to our recent webinar or visit the Afterschool Alliance’s website which gives you detailed information on how plan a successful Lights On! Afterschool Event:


Our voices have grown stronger but the gap in afterschool resources is still large in Arkansas.  We appreciate you being a part of this annual celebration and for your willingness to be a part of the AOSN Lights On! 2013 Photo Contest!