"Lights On After School" Holds Fun Educational Event

Oct 8, 2018

What to do with kids to keep them safe and productive after they get out of school for the day is an age old problem.

Working parents have to decide to work or spend time at home with children after school lets out. That's why after school programs are important for the entire family.

More than 1,000 people gathered at UNO's Sapp Field House on Saturday to celebrate Omaha's after school programs.

Called Lights On After School, 34 Omaha Public Schools and dozens of non-profits formed Collective for Youth, which serves nearly 7,400 children.

Even the celebration had a goal of advancing learning.

Children were able to learn about science, the environment and just have some fun.

The end result wasn't lost on the students.

The after school programs receive most of their funding from private foundations. Nearly $9 of every $10 spent goes directly to programs for kids.