SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KCAU) — Beyond the Bell, Norm Waitt Sr. YMCA, and Girls Inc. are partnering to bring awareness to afterschool programs and how they can positively impact on your children and family.
In America, 11.3 million children are alone and unsupervised after school. Afterschool programs keep kids safe, help working families and inspire learning. They provide opportunities to help young people develop into successful adults.
Lights On Afterschool was launched in 2000. Today, more than 8,000 Lights On Afterschool rallies are held annually, attracting nearly one million people.
MacKenzie Daniels with the Y Club and Jenna Andrews with Beyond the Bell stopped by our KCAU 9 studio to tell us how Siouxlanders can get involved.