We invite Newark youth, families, educators, and program providers to join us in the celebration of Newark afterschool programs and engage in this opportunity to learn more about programs & services available to young people within the community.
OST programs, and youth service vendors are strongly encouraged to register by Monday, October 9th at the link above to secure an informational table for this event.
In partnership with OST program providers Newark Thrives! will be hosting “Citywide Lights On! Afterschool-Newark”, on Saturday, October 28th from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm at The Waterfront Center, located at 2 Grafton Avenue, Newark, NJ 07104. Lights On Afterschool is a nationwide event celebrating afterschool programs and their important role in the lives of children, families and communities. The goal of the event is to draw attention to the many ways afterschool programs support students by offering them opportunities to learn new things—such as science, community service, robotics, Tae Kwon Do and poetry—and discover new skills. Lights On! Afterschool sends a powerful message that millions more kids need quality afterschool programs.
Currently there are over 150 out-of school time (OST) afterschool and summer programs in Newark serving over 20,000 young people. This event will provide a space for Newark community organizations and program providers to promote youth services and recruit young people to their youth programs. Newark youth and families will engage in hands-on learning activities and fun workshops, receive free food and giveaways all while enjoying the amazing amenities of Waterfront Center which include the center's Rockwall, golf simulator, and live entertainment from the Lights On! Youth Talent Spotlight Stage.
Thank you for your support! If you have any questions feel free to reach out to our Program Manager Shane Fuller via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone 973-769-5169
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