Thank you Governor Bullock and thank you to the more than 30 programs across Montana who are celebrating the importance of afterschool programs with a 'Lights on Afterschool' Event. Programs are participating throughout the week by opening their doors and inviting the community in to experience STEM projects, winter gear drives, fall festivals and most importantly, fun! They're using these events to tell the story of the great work their doing and help garner support.
Data from After 3pm shows afterschool programs in Montana are serving close to 19,000 students from preschool through grade 12, with another 49,000 waiting for access. MTAA is grateful to work with partners across the state that are helping to close the gap and truly keep the lights on afterschool for kids all over Montana!