OMAHA – The public is invited to a free event full of fun family activities. Omaha’s third annual Lights On Afterschool celebration is set for Saturday, Oct. 3, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s (UNO) Sapp Fieldhouse.
Lights On AfterSchool highlights programs in the Omaha area that provide after-school opportunities for children and youth. Families can visit exhibits, participate in hands-on activities and enjoy a talent show.
As a proud partner of the event, UNO’s Office of STEM and student-run group NE STEM 4U will have a major presence at the Sapp Fieldhouse, hosting a total of 22 tables with hands-on activities ranging from robots to bubble kits.
The AfterSchool Alliance launched Lights On After School as a national event in Oct. 2000. Omaha Collective for Youth, UNO, Omaha Public Schools and Mayor Jean Stothert’s Office coordinate the local celebration. Mayor Jean Stothert and UNO Chancellor John Christensen plan to attend.
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Sam Petto, UNO Media Relations Coordinator
Charley Reed, UNO Associate Director of Media Relations
About the University of Nebraska at Omaha
Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.