Lights On Afterschool 2022

Celebrate the 23rd Annual Lights On Afterschool – Thursday, October 20, 2022Please join us as over one million Americans call attention to afterschool programs that keep our kids safe, inspire learning and help working families. The students of the Carbon and Schuylkill County SHINE Afterschool programs prepared a video presentation called, “I SPY Success!”

SHINE Students Donate to Animal Shelter

Students from the SHINE Afterschool Program’s Carbon Career Academy recently designed and constructed supplies for donation to the Carbon County Friends of Animals. The students designed and built the items using new and reclaimed materials as part of a lesson in architecture. The project, which students worked on for eight weeks, incorporated elements of mathematics,Continue reading “SHINE Students Donate to Animal Shelter”

Mahanoy Area SHINE hosts Nifty Knitters

Each December, the Mahanoy City Nifty Knitters club visits the Mahanoy Area SHINE Center to spread some holiday cheer. The local knitting club has formed a special bond with the Mahanoy SHINE Center over the years. “It is our privilege to work with the SHINE program each year. During the holidays, we always read aContinue reading “Mahanoy Area SHINE hosts Nifty Knitters”

SHINE Summer Program On Its Way to Northern Lehigh Elementary Schools

A two-week summer camp appears to be in the cards for elementary students in the Northern Lehigh School District. On a unanimous measure, the school board on Monday approved the Lehigh Carbon Community College SHINE Summer Program for the 2021-2022 school year at no cost to the district. The board’s decision came after it heardContinue reading “SHINE Summer Program On Its Way to Northern Lehigh Elementary Schools”

Lights On Afterschool

Every year, the Afterschool Alliance hosts the Annual Lights On Afterschool event. Launched in October 2000, Lights On Afterschool is the only nationwide event celebrating afterschool programs and their important role in the lives of children, families and communities The Afterschool Alliance is a national organization that works to ensure that all youth have access to affordable,Continue reading “Lights On Afterschool”


The Pennsylvania Statewide Afterschool Youth Development Network (PSADYN) recently highlighted the SHINE Afterschool Program in its recent flyer. The flyer, entitled Partnering with Afterschool to Accelerate Students’ Learning and Recovery, outlines the many benefits of implementing an out of school time program. Download the flyer below or read it here.

New Study: $6.69 Returned for Every Dollar Spent on Afterschool Programs in Pennsylvania

A new study released by the PA Joint State Government Commission identifies significant benefits to students who participate in out-of-school-time (OST) programs and a substantial return on investment (ROI) made in these programs. Return on Investment of Afterschool Programs in Pennsylvania concludes that, for every dollar invested in an afterschool program in the commonwealth, $6.69 is returnedContinue reading “New Study: $6.69 Returned for Every Dollar Spent on Afterschool Programs in Pennsylvania”