Lights On Afterschool celebrates after school programs with a celebration each fall to bring school, neighborhoods, and parents together. LINC Before & After School program staff worked to bring families and school staff together for family fun and educational events.
Representatives from Kansas City Fire Department, Kansas City Police Department, Aim4Peace, Safety Street and more will be speaking at area school district celebrations to promote crime prevention while Turn the Page KC works to supply students with books. Teachers and superintendents are also attending area event to speak and connect with parents.
North Kansas City School District
Kansas City Public Schools
Faxon Elementary families enjoyed student performances from each grade and raffles during Lights On Afterschool. Turn the Page KC donated books to the celebration.
Garfield Elementary School
Hale Cook Elementary
LINC Caring Communities and school staff of the newly reopened Hale Cook Elementary School in Kansas City Public Schools came together during Lights On Afterschool to celebrate the community. Neighbors, families, teachers, and former students enjoyed hot dogs, carnival games, pony rides (for children), and more at the Lights On Afterschool carnival during Hale Cook Open House.
Close to 100 people attended Holliday Montessori to watch students perform skits featuring the pillars of Character Counts. Fun with Character Counts taught students what it means to be a responsible, reliable citizen.
Hickman Mills School District
Warford families came together to learn more about bullying prevention during Lights On Afterschool. Warford Elementary Special Education teacher Loretta Woods spoke to parents and students concerning bullying prevention and how to identify different types of bullying.
Center School District
Kansas City Police Department representative Merrell Bennekin, along with principal Stacey King, spoke to LINC students concerning crime prevention and safety. Families enjoyed an ice cream social in the school cafeteria during Lights On Afterschool.
Families and students came together during Lights On Afterschool to celebrate reading. Students from each grade performed skits from Dr. Seuss books following principal Anson Baker's reading of Cat in the Hat.