Two dozen Liberal Arts & Sciences students from SUNY Purchase participated in the 12thannual Lights On Afterschool, a nationwide event to bring awareness of securing quality, affordable after school programs.
On Oct. 20, seven SUNY student volunteers went to the Don Bosco Community Center in Port Chester, where they focused on health, wellness and sportsmanship as they played wiffle ball with kids at the Center. The other 17 students volunteered at the in Port Chester, where they participated in a storytelling activity with more than 100 children in the OASIS afterschool program.
In total, 7,500 after-school events took place across the country. In 2009, the not-for-profit Afterschool Alliance released a report called, “America After 3 p.m.” that provides a snapshot of what children do each day after school. According to the study, 21 percent of New York State school children participate in afterschool activities.
SUNY Purchase students included Ainigriv Morrison, Kalystra Choo Chew, Nicolas Hornyak, Robert Robles, Lauren Conrad, Julia Vanyo, Dollisa Jennings, Corey Best, Arielle Cohen, Megan Gonzalez, Spencer Lynds, Joshua Alti, Cristhian Vasquez, Melissa Torres, Morgan Marshal, Stephanie Blum, Jesse Dean, Omezie O., Diana Hoffman, Kamara Lewis, Andre Nixon, Donald Smith, Beijon Warrington and Richard Price.