Omaha: See you Oct. 5 at ‘Lights On Afterschool’

Participants can visit 30 activity tables, enjoy performances by local after-school students, have lunch, win door prizes, get faces painted, take part in parent activities, and much more.

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Join Civic Nebraska, Collective For Youth, and our fellow Omaha after-school agencies for the city’s 2019 Lights On Afterschool celebration. This year’s event, one of hundreds around the country, is 10 am to 2 pm Saturday, Oct. 5, at Sapp Field House on the University of Nebraska at Omaha campus. It is free and open to the public.

Participants can visit 30 activity tables, enjoy performances by local after-school students, have lunch, win door prizes, get faces painted, take part in parent activities, and much more. We’ll also have our THINK MAKE CREATE mobile lab at the scene offering fun and educational “maker” activities.

Collective For Youth, or CFY, supports 34 school-based, out-of-school time sites that serve more than 7,400 Omaha kids daily. That includes Civic Nebraska’s three outside-of-school Community Learning Centers at Lewis & Clark Middle School, Sherman Elementary School, and Lothrop Magnet Elementary.

At Civic Nebraska, we believe normalizing civic engagement helps young people gain critical thinking, civic leadership, and civil discourse skills. That’s why we lead before- and after-school programs in Omaha as well as Lincoln, embedding civic learning with kids and connecting schools more closely with their communities. We also host middle school service-learning clubs, forge proficiency in STEAM and career readiness, and empower Nebraska youth to be agents of change.

Launched by Afterschool Alliance in 2000, Lights On Afterschool is the only nationwide event celebrating after-school programs and their important role in the lives of children, families, and communities. It draws attention to the ways after-school programs support students by offering them opportunities to learn new things such as science, community service, robotics, and poetry, and discover new skills. In addition, the events send a powerful message that more kids need quality after-school programs.

See you there!

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    1111 Lincoln Mall Suite 350, Lincoln NE 68508
    402.904.5191
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    402.554.3914 CEC
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After School Programs

  • Sherman Elementary School

    5618 N 14th Ave.
    Omaha, NE 68110
    402.457.6711

  • Lewis and Clark Middle School

    6901 Burt St.
    Omaha, NE 68132
    402.557.4300

  • Lothrop Elementary School

    3300 N. 22nd St.
    Omaha, NE 68110
    402.457.5704

  • Campbell Elementary School

    2200 Dodge St.
    Lincoln, NE 68521
    402.304.1165

  • Lincoln High School

    2229 J St.
    Lincoln, NE 68510
    402.436.1301

  • Lincoln Northeast High School

    2635 N. 63rd St.
    Lincoln, NE 68507
    402.436.1303

  • Randolph Elementary School

    1024 S. 37th St.
    Lincoln, NE 68510
    402.436.1163