Governor Deval Patrick joined many other governors and mayors across the country by proclaiming Thursday, October 23, 2014 Lights on Afterschool Day and kids in the Nauset Youth Alliance program headed to the Brewster Town Hall and the Brewster Ladies' Library to celebrate.
2014 is the 15th anniversary of Lights on Afterschool. The event was launched in 2000, according to the Afterschool Alliance, to promote the importance of quality afterschool activities for children. In the recent "America After 3pm" study, Afterschool Alliance found that one in five children in the United States is unsupervised in the afternoons. The study placed Massachusetts 5th in a list of the Top Ten States for Afterschool.
Here on Cape, Brewster-based Nauset Youth Alliance provides engaging afterschool activities and enrichment--an attractive alternative for a child who would be heading home alone at the end of the school day.
The NYA kids shared a giant light bulb poster illuminating what they like about their afterschool program with Town Manager Charlie Sumner at the town hall and Chilidren's Librarian Nori Morganstein at the library.
For more information about the Nauset Youth Alliance, visit their website here.