On Oct. 23, thousands of youth participating in Woodcraft Rangers’ NVISION programs shared in the celebration of Lights On After School joining millions across the country to come together for the nation’s largest rally for after school programs. There were dance and music performances, youth led STEM (Science, Technology Engineering, and Mathematics) workshops, and art galleries that sent a powerful message that millions of kids need quality afterschool programs. Lights On After School is a nationwide event celebrating after school programs and their important role in the lives of children, families and communities.
The rallies across the districts that Woodcraft Rangers serve offered showcases for parents and school administrators and carnivals for the community.
Thousands of kids walk home after school by themselves or to an empty house. Woodcraft Rangers and similar programs provide kids with opportunities to explore new talents in a safe place at no cost. Parents, families and school administrators see benefits from after school programs, specifically in providing support to working households.
Having served over 1.1 million youth since its inception, Woodcraft offers curriculums that are STEM infused and support the school educational day.