YMCA of Cass and Clay County held their Lights On After School youth run Thursday, Oct. 21, in an effort to raise awareness for the need of families in the community to have access to affordable childcare.

Children from local schools ran a one-mile race, in an effort to call attention to YMCA's after school programs and the need for families to have childcare.

"We offer a lot of great programs for the community and great programs for the kids," said YMCA of Cass and Clay County School Age Learning Center director Mikalya Ouren. "This is a safe space for them and this is where we want them to be."

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