Keeping the Lights on Afterschool

The YMCA’s afterschool enrichment program offers children a safe and healthy place that benefits their wellness. Our efforts help kids stay engaged in a positive setting. During this small window of daily time, without structure, their development may suffer.

“Lights on Afterschool” activities were held at thousands of locations across the country on Oct. 22, reminding the public and policymakers that such programs should remain a priority.

YMCA of Kanawha Valley supported the initiative alongside representatives of the West Virginia Statewide Afterschool Network, hosting a “Lights On” open house that featured stations demonstrating the healthy eating, STEM, art and physical activities of our program.

A proclamation issued by West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin officially designated it “Lights On Afterschool Day” in the state.

Learn more about YMCA of Kanawha Valley’s afterschool enrichment programs in Charleston and Cross Lanes.