Clairemont High's after-school program students showcased their art work, programs and other activities during the school's recent Lights On Afterschool event.
Part of a nationwide effort, Clairemont High's celebration
was organized by two student groups: : YOU (Youth Opportunities
Unlimited), the name of Clairemont’s 21st Century ASSETs after school
program; and the Council of Braves, a diverse group of student
representatives that meet monthly to review proposals for new
activities, discuss challenges, brainstorm solutions, develop marketing
strategies and plans for after school events.
included pieces from clubs such as Painting with the Experts,
Environmental Art, Photography, FabLab Graphic Design, Shots in Time,
and Costume Design. Performances by Theatre Alive and True Movement
Dance clubs from the musical Footloose were a hit with event attendees. A
routine by the Cheer Squad helped to elevate the already high spirits
of the students involved. A locker painting contest brought out the
individual student diversity at the school and brightened up the
hallways. Prizes were given for the most original, most expressive, most
artistic, best of show, and people’s choice. A special prize for the
YOU student choice was given after the entire student body had had a
chance to vote.
Funding for after school clubs/events at
Clairemont is supported by a 21st Century ASSETs (After School Safety
and Enrichment for Teens) grant extended day learning opportunities for
additional career explorations, credit recovery and enrichment
activities for high school students. The 21st Century ASSETs grants are
managed for the district by the Office of College, Career and Technical
The nationwide Lights On Afterschool event started in
October 2000 when children, parents, grandparents, educators, community
leaders, policy makers, celebrities and others come together to show
their support for after-school programs. These groups gather at schools,
community centers, parks, malls, state capitols and elsewhere to rally
for the programs that help working families, keep kids safe, and inspire
them to learn. Since its inception, this nationwide rally for after
school has grown to include more than 7,500 events across the country
and at U.S. military bases worldwide. Lights On Afterschool is the only
nationwide rally for after-school programs.
For more information about the after-school clubs and event at Clairemont High, please contact Martha Corrales at email@example.com.