Offering expanded learning opportunities that facilitate academic excellence and positive youth development in a safe and structured environment for all students and their families.


2024-2025 After school program and Early Bird will begin August 27, 2024.

  • Early Bird
    Monday–Friday 7:00–7:45 a.m.
    Locations: Gannett Peak Elementary & Baldwin Creek Elementary

  • After School Program:
    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 3:00–5:30 p.m. Wednesday (Early Out) 2:00–5:30 p.m.
    Location: Pathfinder High School (863 Sweetwater)

  • Phone: (307) 335-7050


Ceatriss Wall
Program Director
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Vivian Brown
Site Coordinator & Program Assistant
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Nicki Kramer
Site Coordinator
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Anneke Erlandson
Site Coordinator
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Lights On in Lander

Lights On in Lander is an after-school and summer school-based expanded services program that provides quality extended day and summer programming to students in grades PreK–6th. Since 2001, Lights On in Lander has been a strong support service for academic and youth development.

Lights On in Lander is funded by the Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Center federal grant through the United States Department of Education.

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–6th. 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.


  • 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.

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