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Project A.C.T.I.O.N. Plans Lights On Afterschool Event
RUSD Celebration

Riverbank Unified School District, RUSD, Project A.C.T.I.O.N. is hosting its 11th Annual Lights On Afterschool event on Friday, Oct. 20 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at California Avenue Elementary School. Project A.C.T.I.O.N. students and staff have coordinated this community event to demonstrate the importance of after school programs. Lights On will provide fun and engaging activities, informational booths from local businesses, food and more. Hundreds of parents, supporters and community members are expected to attend.

The after school program plays an important role in the lives of children, families and communities. RUSD is committed to keeping the lights on and doors open after school for the safety and success of our youth. Lights On highlights three significant program contributions: keeping kids safe and healthy, inspiring kids to learn, and relieving working parents of worries about their children’s activities during afterschool hours.

Participants of Lights On include District Superintendent Dr. Daryl Camp, Mayor Richard D. O’Brien, council member Darlene Barber-Martinez, council member Cal Campbell, School Board Trustees, Riverbank Police and Fire Department members, local business leaders, educators, other officials, and most importantly, the afterschool program youth.

California Avenue Elementary is at 3800 California Ave., Riverbank.

For further information about the event, contact Consuelo Magallon at (209) 869-0468; or Monica Villarreal at (209) 968-9503,

Project A.C.T.I.O.N. is proud to celebrate 18 years of afterschool programs in Riverbank. Funded by the After School Education and Safety grant from the California Department of Education and by Riverbank Unified School District, it now serves over 400 students daily, providing homework assistance, mentoring, enrichment activities, sports, healthy snacks, youth development and leadership opportunities, field trips, and more. The program partners with local agencies and businesses.

The Afterschool Alliance is a nonprofit public awareness and advocacy organization working to ensure that all children have access to quality afterschool programs. More information on Lights On Afterschool is available at

Afterschool programs keep kids safe, help working families and inspire learning.