Miller, Warren students celebrate after school programs

Oct 21, 2013
A.C.E. teacher Beckie Gracie with Jayla Robinson and Ashley Lowe.

Warren — Children, parents and staff of After-school Children’s Enrichment came together Oct. 17 at a Light’s On Afterschool rally at Warren Community School to celebrate the achievement of after school students and draw attention to the need for more after school programs to serve the millions of children nationwide who are unsupervised and at risk each weekday afternoon.

The gathering was one of 7,500 such events across the nation emphasizing the importance of keeping the lights on and the door open for afterschool programs.

Light’s On Afterschool participants saw staff talk about past and upcoming events that are taking place at each of the two sites of After-school Children’s Enrichment. A.C.E. students and parents discussed the importance of A.C.E and why they are proud of the program for the 10-plus years they have been in service at the Warren Community School and Miller School.

Students enjoyed creative activities during this night and then listened to a presentation on healthy eating by Nancy Woods of Knox County Community Health Coalition. The night ended with a family style dinner that was prepared by an A.C.E teacher and students of the A.C.E. program.

“Light’s On Afterschool celebrates the work being done by A.C.E. staff and the children who attend our afterschool programs,” said Stacey Fowler, director of the After-school Children’s Enrichment programs. “This night is a good reminder about keeping children safe, helping them learn, relieve working parents of worries about how their children spend their afternoons.”

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