BRS Joins Nationwide Effort to Keep “Lights On Afterschool"
Blue River Services, Inc. Children’s Services staff sponsored a booth at Corydon’s annual Trick or Treat at the Track event held October 31 at the Harrison County Fairgrounds, where nearly 3,000 children received treats from local organizations and business. But for Blue River Services, the event was twofold. Staff not only provided essential information about educational opportunities for children, including afterschool programs and preschool at the agency’s four state-licensed child care centers, but it also promoted “Lights on Afterschool,” the only nationwide event celebrating afterschool programs.
“As a provider of Reach for a Star after-school programs at six public schools, Blue River Services knows firsthand the importance of engaging students with hands-on learning opportunities after school,” said Julia Baylor, Director of Children’s Services at Blue River Services. “Our programs are designed to not only provide students and families with safe afterschool environments, but also to inspire learning and give students the essential supports they need to succeed in school and beyond.”
Launched in October 2000, the Lights On Afterschool effort has become a hallmark of the afterschool movement and annually sees more than one million Americans celebrate at more than 8,000 events nationwide.
Pictured: Kayla Stone, Afterschool Coordinator for Morgan Elementary School, passes out information and treats.