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Edinburg City Council Proclaims Oct. 25 as National Lights On Afterschool Day in Edinburg

EDINBURG, TEXAS (Oct. 17, 2018) – The Edinburg City Council issued a proclamation to mark Oct. 25 as National Lights On Afterschool Day in Edinburg.

National Lights On Afterschool Day is celebrated to promote the importance of quality afterschool programs in the lives of children, families, and the community.

In the United States, more than 28 million children have parents who work outside the home. Approximately 15.1 million children have no place to go after school.

Quality afterschool programs provide a fun, safe, challenging and engaging experiences to children and youth that help them develop socially, emotionally, physically, culturally, and academically.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Edinburg RGV has provided significant leadership in the area of community involvement in the education and well-being of our youth, grounded in the principle that quality afterschool programs are key to helping our children become successful adults.