Lights On Afterschool! 

Lights On SA Campaign 2022

Once again, we have joined forces with the Youth and After School Programme Office (Western Cape) and Community Chest of the Western Cape to drive the third Lights On After School campaign in South Africa.

The theme for 2022 is celebrating After School Programmes supporting learner wellbeing and academic catch up.

As we build up momentum to the Thursday, 20th October 2022, don’t forget to use the hashtags #LightsOnAfterSchool #AfterSchoolSA on all your social media posts to show off your wonderful programmes.

Lights On after School

Meet our 2021 Ambassadors and Champions!

What is the Lights On Afterschool Campaign?

Launched by the Afterschool Alliance (U.S.) in October 2000, Lights On Afterschool! is an annual campaign that brings awareness to the importance of After School Programmes (ASPs), drawing attention to the many ways that these programmes support learners by offering them opportunities to learn new things and unlock their potential.

The effort generates media coverage across the country each year. The events send a powerful message that millions more kids need quality afterschool programs.

How do you get involved?

Visit the Resource Hub (updated yearly), and explore the resources and activities suited to your needs. All we ask is that you share all your activities on social media with #LightsOnAfterSchool #AfterSchoolSA .

Scroll through the gallery on the right to see how other organisations get involved in #LightsOnAfterSchool.

In the News & Media

Mental Health issues a global challenge

Mental Health issues a global challenge

Lights On After School is a global initiative that aims to help raise awareness of the importance of after school programs and their impact on children’s lives. The movement began more than 20 years ago in the US, led by the Afterschool Alliance. Today, it has grown into a global organization supported by tens of thousands of people and organizations around the world. This year’s Lights on theme focuses on mental health and academic support.

Lights On Afterschool & Mental Health

Lights On Afterschool & Mental Health

Lights On After School is a global initiative that aims to help raise awareness of the importance of after school programs and their impact on children’s lives.

After school programmes boosting youth’s mental health

After school programmes boosting youth’s mental health

Good Hope FM Interview The rise in reports of mental illness amongst young people is alarming. Over the last few years young people have been and are still dealing with grief, loss of family income, educational setbacks, and doubt regarding their future plans. They...

Today in creative crafts at Karns we made mini terrariums. The smiles on their faces are evidence of the pride they took in this project. #shadesofdevelopment #creativecrafts #afterschoolalliance #SHADES #karnsshades #lightsonafterschool #eastTNafterachool #tnafterschoolnetwork

In Lego club the kids used their creative minds and critical thinking to make Lego creations. There are so many skills learned while using legos. #shadesofdevelopment #legos #SHADES #afterschoolalliance #eastTNafterachool #lightsonafterschool #creativekids #STEM #legoclub

This past week we were lucky enough to have Whitehall Library with us. They came with STEAM kits for each child and they leaned how to build catapults! @BhutaneseCAP @UPMC #weloveourlibraries #STEAM #fun #lightsonafterschool

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Role and impact of After School programmes