Today is the 20th annual “Lights On Afterschool” national rally. Lights On Afterschool is focused on drawing awareness to the importance of afterschool programs in local communities. Taking part in the national rally locally, YouthQuest is hosting 11 community events from tonight (Oct. 24) through Oct. 31.
YouthQuest offers high-quality activities and services focused on academic support, cultural enrichment, physical fitness, nutrition education and leadership skills. It is the premier afterschool program for expanded learning of the Flint Community Education Initiative – a community-wide strategy to establish schools as neighborhood hubs to support student success and create vibrant communities.
YouthQuest “Lights On Afterschool” event locations
Thursday, October 24
- Brownell Elementary, 6302 Oxley Drive, Flint (5-6:30pm)
- Doyle-Ryder Elementary, 1040 N. Saginaw St., Flint (4:45-6:15pm)
- Durant-Tuuri-Mott Elementary, 1518 University Ave., Flint (4:30-6:30pm)
- Eisenhower Elementary, 1235 Pershing St., Flint (4-6pm)
- Neithercut Elementary, 2010 Crestbook Lane, Flint (4:30-6:30pm)
- Pierce Elementary, 1101 W. Vernon Dr., Flint (4:30-6:30pm)
- Southwestern Classical Academy, 1420 W. 12th St., Flint (4-6pm)
Friday, October 25
- Potter Elementary, 2500 N. Averill Ave., Flint (5-6:30pm)
Tuesday, October 29
- Holmes STEM Academy, 6602 Oxley Dr., Flint (5:30-7:30pm)
Wednesday, October 30
- International Academy of Flint, 2820 S. Saginaw St., Flint (4:30-6:30pm)
Thursday, October 31
- Flint Junior High, 2138 W. Carpenter Rd., Flint (5-6:45pm)
The activities of each event will depend upon location. Some activities will include a glow party, Halloween haunted hallways, story-telling, music, food, crafts and more.