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Join us for AYS’ inaugural event to be held October 20, 2016, aligned with the Lights On Afterschool initiative. The event will educate the community about the importance of out-of-school time programs, bring together key stakeholders and increase the capacity of the Ellen Clippinger Financial Assistance Fund to provide scholarships for more children to attend AYS programs. Author James Vollbracht, whose book Stopping at Every Lemonade Stand: How to Create a Culture That Cares for Kids was reviewed by Chinaberry Press as “the best book I’ve ever read on how to create real change in our kids’ lives,” will provide the keynote address.
What Is Lights On Afterschool?
The Afterschool Alliance began promoting the importance of after-school programs in 1999 with the first Lights On Afterschool Day, a day for communities across the nation to raise awareness of the crucial contributions that after-school programs make to students, families, schools and the community. In 2016, Lights On Afterschool will be held on October 20. According to the 2014 report of America After 3PM, 11.3 million children in the United States remain unsupervised between the hours of 3 and 6 p.m. on weekdays. This issue goes beyond concerns about supervision and child safety. These children are losing the opportunity to participate in art and music classes, science experiments, field trips, and all the other activities that take place in after-school programs across the country. As school systems trim their budgets, after-school programs are filling in the gaps, but students who don’t attend after-school programs can’t participate in these opportunities.
About James Vollbracht
Author James Vollbracht has written five books, including Stopping at Every Lemonade Stand: How to Create a Culture That Cares for Kids. Vollbracht’s dynamic and inspiring keynote focuses on the key shifts that need to occur in our culture and how to apply them in our schools, organizations, and communities.
During his keynote you’ll have the opportunity to reflect upon how these key shifts can happen within your own circle of influence, why we need to shift from focusing on deficits to assets, and how youth are not the problem, but underutilized resources who can help transform the culture in their own backyards.
With cutting edge data and heartwarming stories, you will come away hopeful, inspired, and wanting to share the message with colleagues and friends.
As Director of Training for Search Institute’s National Healthy Communities – Healthy Youth Initiative, he designed and implemented training programs across North America. He developed partnerships with Boys and Girls Clubs, YMCA’s, schools, libraries, and a range of other key organizations.
As President of Youth Reaching Out International, Vollbracht worked with youth in envisioning and implementing local and international service projects, where teams of youth and adults traveled to Hermosillo, Mexico, to work with orphans at Ciudad de los Ninos.
James currently lives in Eugene, Oregon with his wife, Mary.