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Registration is OPEN for 13th Annual Lights On Afterschool! Breakfast of Champions Event

RIASPA is pleased to present the 13th Annual Lights On Afterschool! Breakfast of Champions on Wednesday, October 21 at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet in Cranston. The event will call attention to the critical need for and importance of afterschool and summer programs to children, youth, families and communities; and increase awareness and support for afterschool and summer programs among policymakers, funders, and other decision-makers.

This year’s theme is Passion, Potential, Possibility. Our featured speaker will be renowned author and activist, Jonathan Kozol. A stellar advocate for children and youth, Kozol will use his unending energy to rouse and challenge attendees about how we can better educate our young people. Additionally, three other speakers will, in a series of short presentations, share personal and professional experiences to demonstrate that afterschool and summer programs are crucial in nurturing the passion, potential, and possibility of children and youth.

Lights On Afterschool! Breakfast of Champions will also include:

A special gallery of exemplary professionals in the afterschool field

A book signing by Mr. Kozol

There is an early-bird rate of $35.00 for the Breakfast, which is valid until September 30. After this date, the cost will be $40.00 per person. There is also a discounted rate of $25.00 available for students and AmeriCorps throughout the registration period. A special code, supplied via request, is necessary to receive this discounted rate.

To register, please copy and paste the following link into your browser:

If you have questions, or would like to request the special code for the student and AmeriCorps discounted rate, please contact Joseph Morra at or (401) 444-0615.