Trainings & Events

To achieve its goal of expanding access to high-quality afterschool programs, the Iowa Afterschool Alliance provides professional development and training to help improve and maintain the quality of programming available to children and families.

Lights on Afterschool

Each year in October, afterschool programs and advocates across the country celebrate Lights On Afterschool.


How will you celebrate Lights On Afterschool this year? Consider:

  • Hosting your own event at your program.

  • Contacting media to showcase your program or a participating youth.

  • Asking parents to submit letters to your local newspaper about the importance of your program.

  • Inviting elected officials to tour your program.

  • Coordinating a social media campaign that showcases your program.


Visit the Afterschool Alliance’s Lights On website for more information and resources for hosting your own event this year and other ways to celebrate Lights On each year!

Contact Us

Iowa Afterschool Alliance

2910 Westown Parkway, STE 302

West Des Moines, IA 50266


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