Lights Stay On For After School Celebration
This past Friday, Oct. 20, there was a celebration hosted at California Avenue Elementary to bring information, resources, ac- tivities, and fun to the community at the 11th Annual Lights On and Binational Health Week. The National Lights On After School event has over 8,000 participants and focuses on keeping the lights on and doors open after school for the safety and success of the youth.
Riverbank Unified School District and Project A.C.T.I.O.N. staff organized the event that had several informational booths from local businesses and activities for the entire family along with food and entertainment.
LEFT: The Riverbank Historical Society’s 1919 Model T Fire Engine catches the eye of participants in the annual Lights On event at the California Avenue School campus on Friday, Oct. 20. The project of the Riverbank Unified School District focuses on keeping kids safe and healthy after regular school hours.
RIGHT: Students exit the Fun House smiling and giggling during last Friday’s after school project Lights On, on the California Avenue School campus. The fun house, put on by Cardozo Middle School students, was one of many activities scattered across the school grounds hosting information and activities for project participants.
LEFT: Riverbank Parks and Recreation Department’s raccoon mascot high fives one of the many student participants in the Lights On After School project last Friday at California Avenue School. Students from all the RUSD schools came to the campus for the celebration of after school programs in which the district participates.
Both commercial and non-profit community groups participate in the Lights On after school event on Friday, Oct. 20, on the California Avenue School campus. The activity brought together students from all the Riverbank Unified School District campuses to help celebrate the anniversary of the A.C.T.I.O.N program here.