October 29, 2019
Oct. 29, 2019—CFISD’s before and after school care program, Club Rewind, joined other programs around the country in celebrating the 20th anniversary of Lights on Afterschool on Oct. 24.
Lights on Afterschool is a nationwide event celebrating afterschool programs, which provide students with a safe afterschool environment, inspire them to continue to learn and help working families. More than 1 million Americans celebrated at more than 10,000 events.
“Lights on Afterschool is a night to bring awareness to afterschool programs,” said Angela Padilla, Club Rewind program leader. “A lot of people around the country don’t realize what goes into afterschool programs, so this event is to bring light to what happens after school.”
Club Rewind programs at CFISD’s 55 participating schools joined the celebration, which featured student performances, group dances and comedy shows. Club Rewind students also decorated paper lights that were displayed on the walls to help bring awareness to afterschool programs. Parents were invited to watch the festivities.
“The Club Rewind students and staff worked hard while having fun as they showcased their various talents during the national Lights on Afterschool event at each campus,” said Irene Ruiz, director of community programs. “From singing and dancing to karate and gymnastics and even working behind the scenes, each student had an opportunity to make a valuable contribution to the show. We appreciate the support from parents and campuses as we continue to provide engaging before and after school activities for our CFISD students.”