Burns Latino Studies Academy organized their first Lights on Afterschool, a nationwide event to celebrate the importance of afterschool programs. The event, held in the Griffin Dunne Auditorium at Burns Latino Studies Academy, featured dance performances, games for students and families, and a slideshow presentation highlighting the COMPASS afterschool program. The event was also represented by the Hartford City Ballet, and included keynote remarks from Hartford City Councilman Joel Cruz. Mr. Cruz reflected on how programs like COMPASS positively – and profoundly – shaped his personal trajectory, and shared words of encouragement for the students in attendance.

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Under the auspices of the Afterschool Alliance, Lights on After School (LOAS) began in 2000 as a way to convene youth, families, after school providers, community partners, and policy makers. http://www.afterschoolalliance.org/loa.cfm