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Lights on Afterschool program celebrated in Wilmington

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Wilmington is part of a nationwide celebration of afterschool programs.

The “Lights on Afterschool” event took place at Kids Making It downtown. City and county leaders toured the facility where at-risk kids learn wood working and life skills.

The event’s goal is to shed light on the importance of afterschool programs. Kids who are a part of Kids Making It said they are learning a trade, which helps them be more productive.

“For me, I was headed down the wrong path. I was about to be sent to juvi, but now when I started coming down here, its like a whole different person came out of me,” said Gilbert McClammy.

At the event, Mayor Bill Saffo proclaimed Thursday Lights on Afterschool Day in Wilmington.

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Wilmington is part of a nationwide celebration of afterschool programs.

The “Lights on Afterschool” event took place at Kids Making It downtown. City and county leaders toured the facility where at-risk kids learn wood working and life skills.

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