Nauset kids celebrate Lights on Afterschool Day

Event shines a light on the importance of afterschool programs
To celebrate October 23rd, the official "Lights on Afterschool Day", children from Nauset Youth Alliance celebrated at Brewster Town Hall. Pictured from left to right is Sophia Hammond, Jillian Douglas, Katherine Barker, Harry Cormier, Ellie Cormier, Tuck

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. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on