Summer Night Lights (SNL)

Summer Night Lights Community Events:    (Alphabetical Order)

Allensworth:

   July 19, 2018   Allensworth Elementary    6pm - 8pm     Bingo Night      Bingo, Prizes, Food       Stephanie Macias

   July 28, 2018   Allensworth State Park     4pm - 8pm      Family Day      Games, Prizes, Food    Stephanie Macias

Alpaugh:

   July 26, 2018   Alpaugh School   6pm - 8pm   Family Water Fun Night    Water Slides, Games         Sandra Meraz

                            Events Center                                                               Food, Drinks and Prizes      661.331.0009

Dinuba:

   July 20, 2018  Entertainment Plaza        6pm - 9pm      Science Night           Games Craft               Michele Tapia

                          289 South "L" Street                                                                                                  559.397.3665

                           Dinuba CA, 93618

    July 27, 2018  Entertainment Plaza        6pm - 9pm      Sports Night            Games Craft              Michele Tapia   

                          289 South "L" Street                                                                                                559.397.3665

                           Dinuba CA, 93618

Exeter:

   July 19, 2018   Exeter Union HS Pool      6pm - 9pm       Pool Night          Swimming, Music,         Laurena Gilbert

                                                                                                                       Raffles, Food              559.592.2711

   July 26, 2018   Exeter Union HS Pool      6pm - 9pm       Pool Night           Swimming, Music,         Laurena Gilbert

                                                                                                                       Raffles, Food              559.592.2711

Lindsay:

   August 9, 2018   Lindsay Ono City Park   6:30pm - 9:30pm   Color Run   Fun Run, Zumba,              Lisa Davis,

                                                                                                                     Glow Jewelry, Remote      559.744.9550

                                                                                                                      Radio Station Live 

London:

   August 2, 2018  Hodges Community      6pm    Back to School Bash      Food, Backpacks &        Connie Huerta

                            Center, London, CA                                                        School Supplies,             559.356.9691

                                                                                                                   Music, Raffle

Pixley:

   July 26, 2018   Pixley Elementary     6pm - 8pm     Water Play Night    Water-Slides, Water-        Teresa Lewis

                                                                                                                Balloons, Food                 559.788.8495

   July 26, 2018   Pixley Elementary     6pm - 8pm     Back to School     Games, Raffles                  Teresa Lewis

                                                                                  Carnival               Photo Booth, Food             559.788.8495

Tipton:

   July 19, 2018    Tipton Elementary School    6pm -8pm     Sports Night       Team Activities,                 Fil Martin

                                                                                                                     Games & Prizes               559.978.0688

Visalia:

   August 3, 2018   247 N Ferguson Ave     6pm - 9pm     Gaming Night     Video & Board Game         Daryl Tillman

                                                                                                                  Tournaments, Food            559.713.4528

                                                                                                                   & Prizes

             

Summer Night Lights

Crime rates peak between 8 p.m. and midnight during the summer months.  In the of Summer 2011, the Tulare County Step Up Advisory Committee challenged communities to get involved and to help provide positive, wholesome activities for youth during these critical hours.

The Summer Night Lights program is a collaborative initiative that will begin its eighth year in Tulare County during the 2018 summer months.  Summer Night Lights provides positive programming and a safe environment for youth of all ages.  Communities who participate in this coordinated effort are Alpaugh, Allensworth, Cutler-Orosi, Dinuba, Ducor, Earlimart, Exeter, Farmersville, Ivanhoe, Lindsay, London, Pixley, Porterville, Tipton, Tulare, Visalia, and Woodlake.  Community partners include the Tulare County Board of Supervisors, Boys and Girls Clubs, Tulare County Workforce Investment Department, Family Healthcare Network, CSET, Tulare County Office of Education/SEE, United Way, Tulare County Probation, Sheriff’s Department, cities, local law enforcement, school districts, local churches and more. 

Vision of the Summer Night Lights program:
•    Keep a youth/family centered venue open at least one night in host communities.
•    Provides full time summer employment and specialized training for 22 Tulare County youth.
•    Provides positive programming for youth and families countywide.
•    Allows for positive interaction between youth and local law enforcement.
•    Gives youth and families a fun and safe environment.
•    Serves free food to all that attended.
•    Provides community organizations, including churches, a forum to introduce their services to the community.
•    Serves more than 27,000 youth and adults (Summer 2015).
Goals:
•    Provide safe recreational opportunities for youth of all ages.
•    Reduce crimes committed by and against youth during the summer months.
•    Improve the local economy through jobs, training, and purchasing food and other supplies.