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October 14, 2004

Valdosta - South Georgians are shining a light on after school programs.

Hundreds of youngsters at the Boys and Girls Club of Valdosta took part in a rally Thursday to celebrate the fifth annual "Lights on After School" program.

Its a national event that spotlights the importance of after school programs and keeping them available for kids. "After school programs provide children a place to go where its safe, supervised, there are character building activities, good adult leadership role models, and they have fun," said Bruce Edwards, Boys and Girls Club Director.

"Lights on After School" is a project of the After School Alliance, a non profit organization working to ensure that all children have access to after school programs by 2010.

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