Light Bulb Art
Light bulb art can create a vibrant visual at your event, and convey your afterschool message. Copy the bulbs and let your community get creative. Turn the completed bulbs into a string of afterschool lights, use them to cover the walls of your hallway, or display them as a colorful backdrop for kids’ presentations during Lights On Afterschool! These student-decorated light bulbs have become a hallmark of Lights On Afterschool nationwide, and provide a simple activity for your event. Tens of thousands of light bulb art is created and shared each year.
After your event, send decorated light bulb art directly to your mayor, city councilors, State Representatives and Senators. Include a personal cover letter or for a more powerful effect, arrange a meeting with the office to hand deliver the light bulbs. You’ll get to see the great response that we’ve seen in years past when lawmakers and their staff see the creativity and energy of your students!
National Lights On Event Case Studies
Provided below are case studies from our national partner, the Afterschool Alliance, of successful events including tips from organizers on what worked; ideas for event activities and themes; and a short description of some past Lights On Afterschool events. We hope these are useful in your planning and help spark some ideas for your own event!
- Working with Local Restaurants to Forge Creative Partnerships in Smaller and Rural Communities
- Forging Relationships with Media and Policy makers
- Cultural Event Opens Door to New Contribution
- Strengthening Ties to Stakeholders
- Achieving Bigger, Higher-Profile through Collaboration
- Youth-Led Celebration
- Battle of the Bands Draws Media, Local Officials
- Open House at a Faith-Based Program Impresses Local Leaders, Boosts Staff
- Youth Race Inspires Policy Maker Support
- Community Comes Together to Light Up the Sky
- Committee Connects to Business for Lights On Afterschool
- Attention to Sponsor Recognition Helps Recruit New Funders and Expands Existing Sponsorships