Children's Aid Society Community Schools in the Bronx to Host "Lights on After-School" Event

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Contact:
Emily Crossan, (o) 917-286-1548, (c) 201-344-5742

Special program will highlight importance of after-school programs to Bronx families

When:
Thursday, October 20, 2005
3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Where:
The Children’s Aid Society’s Community Schools C.S. 61/ I.S. 190
1550 Crotona Park East, Bronx

What:
The Children’s Aid Society (CAS) will host a “Lights On After-School” event as part of The Afterschool Alliance’s 6th annual nationwide celebration of after-school programs. This commemoration will be one of 7,000 such events across the country.

The Children’s Aid Society’s after-school programs at its community schools and centers provide safe places to enrich and supplement what children learn during the school day through academic support, recreation, arts and technology and peer mediation and conflict resolution.

The afternoon will include an opportunity for students to ask questions of the assembled elected officials and their representatives. Arts and recreation activities will be showcased in a skit performed by middle school students, a poem by elementary schoolers and various activities in the gym.

Who:
Among those scheduled to attend:
Adolfo Carrion, Bronx Borough President
Michelle Mitchell, The Coalition for After School Funding
Youth Officer from the 42nd Precinct

The Children’s Aid Society was founded in 1853. It is one of the nation’s oldest and largest non-sectarian agencies, serving over 150,000 of New York’s neediest children and their families with a network of services that includes community schools, neighborhood centers, camps, adoption and foster care services, teen pregnancy prevention, education, health and recreation. For additional information please call 212-949-4938 or visit www.childrensaidsociety.org.