APS COMPASS Students Celebrate Lights On Afterschool

Students from across Aurora recently came together to celebrate the 22nd Annual Lights on Afterschool, which is a nationwide event recognizing the importance of afterschool programs.

The students who attended are enrolled in COMPASS at various schools in the district, including Aurora Hills Middle School, Fulton Academy of Excellence, Global Village Academy, Kenton Elementary, Peoria Elementary, Sable Elementary and Vaughn Elementary.

“COMPASS is really fun and I like the learning activities that we get to do,” said Vaughn Elementary Student Myat Soe. “I also get to talk to other students who I probably wouldn't talk to because we are in different classrooms.”

Beginning in 2000, the Afterschool Alliance organizes Lights on Afterschool to draw attention to the many ways afterschool programs benefit students, families and communities. 

COMPASS stands for Community of Many Providing After School Success and has been in partnership with the City of Aurora and Aurora Public Schools for over 20 years.