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WHEREAS, the Nevada Afterschool Network and the citizens of the Silver State recognize that after school programs provide safe, challenging, and engaging learning experiences that help children develop social, emotional, physical and academic skills; and

WHEREAS, after school programs provide support for working families by ensuring children are safe and productive after the regular school day ends; and

WHEREAS, stronger communities are built by involving students, parents, business leaders and adult volunteers in the lives of young people, thereby promoting positive relationships among youth, families and adults; and

WHEREAS, 19.4 million families across the United States, and more than 135,000 Nevada families, report that they would enroll their child in an after school program if one were available; and

WHEREAS, Lights On Afterschool, the national celebration of after school programs, promotes the importance of quality after school programs in communities;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  October 20, 2016 as



 Proclamation Seal Only                         Signatures of Governor Brian Sandoval & Barbara Cegaske