On October 18th, 792 afterschool programs in Florida participated in Lights on Afterschool – a 58% increase from 2011. Organizations across the nation hosted programs to shine a light on the afterschool programs that keep kids safe, inspire them to learn and help working families. After all the programs were counted, Florida finished an impressive third in total programs, only California and Texas hosted more events.
The Florida Afterschool Network would like to thank all the organizations that participated in Lights on Afterschool. By putting focus on the benefits of afterschool programs, we hope to receive more funding in order to serve more school age children. Mark your calendars for next year as we plan for Florida to finish first in total number of programs!