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EVENTS

BOOST Network hosts events and supports out-of-school time providers to help them create safe and enriching environments for young people.

BOOST NETWORK SIGNATURE EVENTS

LIGHTS ON AFTERSCHOOL

The BOOST Network is proud to be the official host of Lights On Afterschool for the Paso del Norte region. This annual event takes place each October and is the only nationwide event celebrating afterschool programs and their important role in the lives of children, families, and communities. 

The Afterschool Alliance organizes Lights On Afterschool to draw attention to how afterschool programs support students by offering them opportunities to learn new things and discover new talents. The events around the country also send a powerful message about the need for more quality afterschool programs. 

With the support of our BOOST Network Out-of-School Time (OST) members, our signature event brings attention to afterschool programs in the Paso del Norte region and highlights the important role they play in developing youth in our bi-national community. 

2019 LOA – BOOST Network Member – YWCA
2019 LOA – BOOST Network Member – YWCA

2019 LOA – BOOST Network Member – YWCA

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2019 LOA
2019 LOA

Welcome sign for 2019 LOA.

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2019 LOA participants
2019 LOA participants

Children from our OST Providers glancing over books at the 2019 LOA.

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2019 LOA – BOOST Network Member – YWCA
2019 LOA – BOOST Network Member – YWCA

2019 LOA – BOOST Network Member – YWCA

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SPRING INTO SUMMER

Each Spring as students in the Paso del Norte region begin looking forward to the end of the school year, it is vital for parents to plan ahead and begin thinking about summer programming to keep youth safe and engaged during the summer school break. To help families, the BOOST Network’s Spring Into Summer series provides parents and guardians with important information on available summer programs from BOOST Network OST providers.

 

These virtual events, hosted by key community partners, enable parents to learn about summer programs available to youth in the region; when to start planning for summer activities and where to go to start the registration process. Summer programs help ensure that students don’t fall behind academically or socio-emotionally. They also help youth get ahead in their studies, engage in physical activities, in many cases receive a healthy meal, But one of the most important benefits of summer programs is that youth can stay connected with positive role models and peers. 

2020 LOA host Andy Imfeld from the El Paso Chihuahuas.
2020 LOA host Andy Imfeld from the El Paso Chihuahuas.

Andy Imfeld from the El Paso Chihuahuas hosting the 2020 LOA virtual event.

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2020 LOA – BOOST Network Member – Boy Scouts of America Yucca Council
2020 LOA – BOOST Network Member – Boy Scouts of America Yucca Council

Tess English from Boy Scouts of America Yucca Council at the 2020 Virtual LOA.

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2020 LOA – BOOST Network Member – Boys and Girls Club of Las Cruces
2020 LOA – BOOST Network Member – Boys and Girls Club of Las Cruces

Ashley Echavarria from the Boys and Girls Club of Las Cruces at the 2020 Virtual LOA.

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2020 LOA host Andy Imfeld from the El Paso Chihuahuas.
2020 LOA host Andy Imfeld from the El Paso Chihuahuas.

Andy Imfeld from the El Paso Chihuahuas hosting the 2020 LOA virtual event.

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