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Forum staff reports, Published October 15 2013

Lights on Afterschool youth run Thursday

FARGO – The YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties will host a Lights on Afterschool youth run Thursday at Island Park.

The event is in celebration of the 14th annual Lights on Afterschool Project, coordinated by Afterschool Alliance, an organization dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of after-school programs.

More than 1 in 4 children in the United States are unsupervised after the school day ends. The YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties hosts before- and after-school programs and care in more than 30 local schools and centers, affecting nearly 2,000 youngsters.

The heats will begin at 10:30, 11 and 11:30 a.m. and noon. School-age children participating in before- and after-school programs at the Y will come together for the event.