Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Tucson: Arts for All, Inc. joins "Lights On Afterschool" Celebration



From: Lavell Tyler [mailto:VISTAOOST@artsforallinc.org]
Sent: Tuesday, October 07, 2008 4:18 PM
Subject: PRESS RELEASE-Arts for All, Inc. joins "Lights On Afterschool" Celebration



Make plans to join Arts for All’s Out of School Time (OST) project and the Afterschool Alliance to celebrate the importance of afterschool programs, October 16, 2008, at the Arts for All OST Open House from 3:00 to 5:00pm. Tours will be held every 20 minutes.

Lights On Afterschool!

In communities today, 14.3 million children take care of themselves after the school day ends. Afterschool programs keep kids safe, help working families and inspire learning. Join us, along with 7,500+ afterschool programs nationwide, in celebrating afterschool programs.


o Who: Arts for All Out of School Time project - Afterschool


o What: An open house event


o When: Thursday, October 16th, 2008 – 3 pm until 5 pm


o Where: Arts for All, Inc. Art Center, 2520 N. Oracle Road


o Why: Come and experience first hand what fantastic activities the Arts for All OST - Afterschool is providing the youth of our community. The children will showcase their talents for art, dance, drama, music, and reading by displaying projects they have completed.




Arts for All, Inc. joins “Lights On Afterschool” Celebration


Arts for All’s Out of School Time - Afterschool students will join parents, school officials and partners across Tucson to light up the city and rally for safe after-school programs on the ninth annual national “Lights On Afterschool” day.


On “Lights On Afterschool” day, Oct. 16, 2008, there will be more than 7,500 celebratory events taking place across the United States, sending a message that after-school programs are critical to children’s success. Arts for All will start the day by joining United Way's Youth Development Coalition for the Afterschool is Key Symposium at Flowing Wells High School, featuring Keynote Speaker Dr. Nic Clement, Superintendent Flowing Wells School District, where together with community stake holders we will explore ways to improve the quality of afterschool programs and form partnerships to keep the doors open.


Arts for All, Inc.’s Out of School Time-Afterschool Open House


Arts for All also will celebrate “Lights On Afterschool” at our Arts Center at 2520 N. Oracle Road, by holding an Open House from 3 p.m until 5 p.m.  Tours of our facility will be conducted every 20 minutes.  Art work by our participants will be displayed throughout the building.


Arts for All, Inc., a non-profit corporation, is a unique blend of the Arts and Human Services. Arts for All provides Summer/Winter Arts Camps, Tucson’s only Arts based Preschool, an Afterschool program, a Day Program for adults with disabilities, Community Wide Productions and Ensemble Company. All of the educational training and experiences that the children receive are in the Arts using creative and imaginative ways to improve communication skills, behavior, gross and fine motor skills and educational skills.   


We encourage the community to visit our program to see how afterschool programs keep children safe, inspire them to learn, and help working families.  This national public awareness effort is sponsored by the Afterschool Alliance.


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