National "Lights-On After School" Day -, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

National "Lights-On After School" Day

 October 18, 2007

Thomasville -- The Thomasville Community Resource Center's after-school program celebrated with a rally Thursday afternoon.

Parents and educators joined with kids and organizers to try to get the word out about the benefits of after school programs.    

"The whole idea is to call attention across the whole nation of how important after-school programs are. They keep our children safe, they give them learning abilities and it helps families because they have a safe place to put their children," says Executive Director Liz Crockett.

Over 14 million American children take care of themselves after school. Around 1,000 of those latch-key kids are in Thomasville.

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