BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF EDINBURG RGV TO HOLD LIGHTS ON AFTERSCHOOL RALLY
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Edinburg RGV Afterschool Program will sponsor a Lights On Afterschool Rally on Thursday, October 17 at 5:30 p.m. The rally will be one of more than 7,500 such events around the nation that day, the 14th annual Lights On Afterschool, organized by the Afterschool Alliance. Speakers in Edinburg, TX will call for expanding afterschool opportunities so that every child who needs a program has access to one, and discuss the harm that results from budget cuts and freezes to these program. At the event, parents and supporters will sign a petition that urges lawmakers not to deny or divert funding for afterschool programs.
Participants in the Lights On Afterschool rally include State Representative Terry Canales. The event will highlight three of the significant contributions that afterschool programs make to Edinburg, TX, keeping kids safe and healthy, inspiring them to learn, and relieving working parents of worries about their children’s activities during the afternoon hours. We invite the community and parents to attend at any one of our afterschool units for the Lights On Afterschool Open House. Activities include hands on science experiments with Club members, coloring of a light bulb and at the Legacy Center, guests are free to tour the building and the programming areas.