National Lights On Afterschool Program Celebration
Open House at Thomas Manor Elementary School at 5:00 p.m.
El Paso, Texas – The City of El Paso Parks and Recreation
Department will host a National Lights on Afterschool Program Celebration at
5:00 p.m. on October 20, 2011 at Thomas Manor Elementary School, 7900
Jersey St. Guest speaker will be City Council Representative Steve Ortega.
The Lights on Celebration is in the 12th year of existence as a way to
highlight the many business and civic partners and volunteers around the
country that make this program a success. On the local level Afterschool
programs keep children safe, help working families and also inspire learning.
The Parks and Recreation Department administers afterschool
programs at the following public schools in the city, Ascarate, Thomas Manor,
Burleson, Coldwell, Cooley, Crosby, Dowell, Moreno, Roberts, Rusk, Stanton
Recreation Centers offering the afterschool programs are Armijo,
Carolina, Chihuahuita, Don Haskins, Galatzan, Gary del Palacio, Leona Ford
Washington, Marty Robbins, Nolan Richardson, Pat O’Rourke, Pavo Real,
Rae Gilmore, San Juan, Seville and Veterans Centers.
The Braden Aboud Foundation has donated monies to many civic
causes in the community including the Parks and Recreation After School
Program. Braden Aboud a popular student at Lincoln Middle School passed
away in January of 2007 and his family created the Braden Aboud Foundation
El Paso Parks and Recreation Director Nanette Smejkal will be a guest
speaker along with Rep. Ortega.
Information – (915) 544-0753