LIghts On In Lander

Lights on in Lander logoLights On in Lander after-school program is a 21st Century Community Learning Center grant funded through the U.S. Department of Education and the State of Wyoming. Lights On in Lander is a Fremont County School District #1 school-based program and serves as an expanded services program designed to provide quality extended day and summer programming to students in grades PreK–5th. Since 2001, Lights On in Lander has been a strong support service for academic and youth development.

The Lights On in Lander after-school program provides a safe, structured, and supervised environment for academic and expanded learning opportunities. The program serves the school and the community population by promoting individual self-esteem and providing quality educational, recreational, and social programs for children in grades PreK–5th. Well-trained staff members interact positively with the children and accommodate the needs of all participants. The program offers age-specific and mixed-group programming, cultural sensitivity, and mutual respect between the children and staff. We welcome and encourage parent and legal guardian involvement.

Goals

  • To expand and extend school-based learning opportunities, which will increase the rate of success for students in FCSD #1 in meeting state and district standards in core academic subjects particularly in language arts and math.
  • To increase collaboration among schools and community-based organizations and to enhance academic success for students.
  • To increase the number of children who will have adult supervision in a safe, drug-free environment during out-of-school hours to promote healthy lifestyle choices.
  • To empower parents and custodial grandparents and increase their involvement and the community in the education process.