Afterschool programs and communities throughout the nation will celebrate Lights On Afterschool on October 28, 2021. 

Lights On Afterschool is a day set aside across the nation to celebrate the important work being done in afterschool programs. Vermont Afterschool, in partnership with the nationwide organization Afterschool Alliance, encourages afterschool programs across the state to participate in Lights On Afterschool events every fall.


Join leaders and program providers from across the state to: 
  • Celebrate our successes from this summer
  • Share challenges and solutions related to quality, funding, and staffing
  • Learn more about Vermont’s unprecedented opportunity to make universal afterschool a reality for youth across our state
The virtual Summit will kick off with an interactive workshop and learning session, including updates from Vermont Afterschool about statewide developments to achieve an equitable and inclusive universal afterschool system in Vermont.  This portion of the agenda will be held via Zoom.  We’ll conclude with an exciting live-streamed media event from noon-1pm with invited guests, Governor Phil Scott, Senator Bernie Sanders, and youth leaders.  
Other invited guests include State Representative Kelly Pajala and State Senator Andrew Perchlik.