'Lights On Afterschool' at the Kanawha YMCA (photos)


Chip Ellis
Cierra Jones helps Nashonn Purnell, 7, with his bench press at the YMCA of Kanawha Valley in Charleston on Thursday afternoon. The children are part of the YMCA's after-school program, and the YMCA was one of thousands of places taking part in the nationwide "Lights On Afterschool" event, designed to highlight the importance of after-school programs.
Michelle Foster, 7, leads a group of kids in jumping jacks.
Lisa Lee, a former basketball player at the University of Charleston, leads kids in a "high knees" drill.
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