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Leave Lights On Afterschool National Event. Celebrate Locally.

On Thursday, October 22, Traveling Theatre, the Providence-based arts education nonprofit, will join over 7,500 sites nationwide in hosting a Lights On Afterschool event.

http://www.hfrp.org/var/hfrp/storage/images/media/images/other-images-not-pub-covers/logo-afterschool-alliance/96002-1-eng-US/logo-afterschool-alliance_reference.gifAlong with collaborating partners The Providence After School Alliance (PASA), the Apeiron Institute for Sustainable Living, and Bridges 4 Learning: AmeriCorps, Traveling Theatre has invited parents, employers, neighbors, local government, and school officials to join this celebration of safe and stimulating afterschool programs.

A project of the national Afterschool Alliance, Lights On Afterschool (LOA) was established ten years ago to send the message that keeping the lights on and the doors open after school is key to the success of America’s youth. Afterschool programs support working families by ensuring that children are safe and productive when the school day ends. They also help students improve their grades and self-esteem by providing them with a safe place to enjoy creative learning opportunities.

Traveling Theatre’s LOA event will feature youth performers from various towns across Rhode Island, including Cranston, Lincoln, Providence, and Warwick. It will also feature a fundraising raffle, and refreshments will be provided.

The Details:

Lights On Afterschool Celebration
Thursday October 22, 2009  from   6:00pm — 8:30pm
Traveling Theatre — 2nd Floor Atrium
17 Gordon Avenue, Providence, RI Suite 101
For more info, please contact Karen Boucher at Karen@travelingtheatre.org or 401-461-1813.

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Written by Anisa Raoof